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Dromiidae vs. Carpiliidae



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References & Links

Dembowska, W.S. (1926)  Study on the Habits of the Crab Dromia vulgarisBiol. Bull., vol. 50, pp. 162-178.

Ingle, R. (1997)  Crayfishes, Lobsters, and Crabs of Europe: AnIllustrated Guide to Common and Traded Specie, Published by Chapman & Hall, London.

Jones, D.S. & Morgan, G.J. (2007)  A Field Guide to Crustaceans of AustralianWaters, Published by Reed New Holland, Australia.

McLay, C.L. (1983)  Dispersal and Use of Sponges and Ascidians as Camouflage by Cryptodromia hilgendorfi (Brachyura: Dromiacea), Marine Biology, vol. 76, pp. 17-32. 

McLay, C. L. (1993)  Crustacea Decapoda: the sponge crabs (Dromiidae) 
of New Caledonia and the Philippines with a review of the genera. Memoires du Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, vol. 156, pp. 111 – 251.

Poore, G.C.B. (2004)  Marine Decapod Crustacea of Southern Australia: A Guide to Identification, Published by Museum Victoria, Australia.

Poore, G.C.B. & Norman, M.F.  (2007) Crabs, Hermit Crabs and Allies, Published by Museum Victoria, Australia.

Ross, D.M. (1983)  Symbiotic Relationship: Behaviour and Ecology,
 The Biology of Crustacea, vol. 7, Published by Academic Press.

Ruppert, E.E., Fox, R.S. & Barnes, R.D. (2004)  Invertebrate Zoology: A Functional Evolutionary Approach, 7th Edition, Published by Brooks/Coles Cengage Learning, United States.

Warner, G.F. (1977)  The Biology of Crabs, Published by 
Paul Elek (Scientific Books) Ltd, London.

Williamson, D.I. (1982)  Larval Morphology and Diversity: Embryology,Morphology, and Genetics, 
The Biology of Crustacea, vol. 2, Published by Academic Press.  - Map of World Distribution of Stimdromia lateralis - Map of Australian Distribution of Stimdromia lateralis