Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Genus Paranaspides Smith, 1908




Extra Distribution Information

Known only from Great Lake, Shannon Lagoon and Penstock Lagoon

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


Tas: Ben Lomond (BEL), Flinders (FLI), King (KIN), Tasmanian Central Highlands (TCH), Tasmanian Northern Midlands (TNM), Tasmanian Northern Slopes (TNS), Tasmanian South East (TSE), Tasmanian Southern Ranges (TSR), Tasmanian West (TWE)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • Tasmania

Distribution References


Rostrum prominent, well-developed. Cephalothorax without fenestra dorsalis. Body subcylindrical, with prominent “bump-like” flexure at pleonite 1, body appearing obtusely bent in lateral view. Free pereonites length subequal, shorter than pleonites. Pleonites 1–5 lower midlateral surface with vertical or near vertical row of minute spines; pleonite 6 lower mid-lateral surface with arcuate row of prominent spines. Pleonite 6 longer than twice length of pleonite 5. Telson dorsoventrally compressed; longer than wide, subquadrate; posterior margin and posterior half of lateral margin spinose. Antennal peduncles unarmed. Scaphocerite with lateral spine. Thoracopod 1 (maxilliped) with epipods. Thoracopod 7 with exopod. Uropodal endopod about two-thirds length of exopod; exopod with row of fixed spines proximal to diaraesis.


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)
12-May-2011 12-May-2011 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)