Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Gnathophyllum americanum Guérin-Méneville, 1856

Bumble-bee Shrimp




New South Wales, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef.

Extra Ecological Information

Found free-living, but also often associated with echinoids and ophiuroids, and has been observed browsing on papulae of several asteroids, to 50 m depth.


General References

Davie, P. 2002. Crustacea: Malacostraca: Phyllocarida, Hoplocarida, Eucarida (Part 1). In Wells, A. & Houston, W.W.K. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 19.3A. Melbourne : CSIRO Publishing, Australia xii 551 pp. [250] (it is likely that a complex of sibling species is involved, and that some synonyms may need to be resurrected; numerous colour forms are evident from the popular photographic record (A.J. Bruce, pers. comm.))


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
22-Jul-2013 22-Jul-2013 MODIFIED
10-May-2012 10-May-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)