Queensland has the highest diversity of marine and terrestrial crustaceans in Australia, largely due to the rich diversity of habitats in these tropical and subtropical climates.

Crustacean collection strengths include:

- holdings of almost all Australian decapod species (crabs, shrimps, lobsters and their relatives);

- one of the most comprehensive collections of Indo-West Pacific mangrove and shore crabs in the world;

- significant holdings of isopods;

- approximately 17,000 specimens from Great Barrier Reef Seabed Biodiversity Project 2003-2006.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

The Queensland Museum Crustaceans collection includes members from the following taxa:
crustacea and decapods.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Queensland Museum Crustaceans collection is 43,000.

Of these 20,000 are databased. This represents 46.5 % of the collection.

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The Queensland Museum Crustaceans collection has an estimated 43,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 46.5 % of these (20,000 records).

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