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imbricates vta& 114 MEMOIRS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM considered necessary, Dr J. Australia, which probably belong to this species, in the collection of the British Museum.* Unfortunately these specimens can no longer be located. He commented on the variation of the tubercles on the scutes of the left cheliped suggesting that the tubercles develop and increase in size as the animal becomes larger. Although his specimens cannot be located his notes are precise enough to confirm his identification. imbricatus from Torres Strait; however, as his material could not be located, the true identity of his specimens must remain in doubt.

The colouration being the same as for the flactylws Eve-stalks purple for thear proximal one third then a band of brown which fades distallv to base of eves Remarks Because of the similarity of the species involved and the brief description given by Milne Edwards, examination of the holotype of D. Miers also states 'There are two specimens from Shark's Bay, W.

There arc 2-3 spines half way along lower inner border. They mention the presence of anemones on the shell of one specimen and give colour notes.

Merus has outei surface convex and inner s-urface flat. NEW SPECIES OF DARDANUS 115 specimens from Lizard Island (BM 191, 192) both have been examined and belong to the present species, Haig and Ball (1988) correctly record two specimens from Torres Strait (AM P36796-7).

Species are separated on eye-stalk length and characteristic sculpturing on the outer surfaces of the left cheliped and third left leg. Cook, Queensland Museum, PO Box 300, South Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia; 29 November, 1988. Milne Edwards, 1848, p.6i; Miers, 1876, p.66; 1884, p.

Line drawings were done with the aid of a camera lucida.

Measurements given are of shield length measured in mid-line.

I96S, p.3l; Hai* and B4JU988, P 16') No* Dardunus imbriattu* Rdtbb UO* 1910.

Soefo CSIRO; QM WI054I 2 i3.6-6.lmm), (6.9mm), nw Shelf.

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