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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Superclassis: Multicrustacea
Classis: Malacostraca
Subclassis: Eumalacostraca
Superordo: Peracarida
Ordo: Isopoda
Cladus: Scutocoxifera
Subordo: Cymothoida
Superfamilia: Cirolanoidea

Familia: Cirolanidae
Genus: Aatolana
Species: A. rapax – A. schioedtei – A. springthorpei

Aatolana Bruce, 1993


Bruce, N.L. 1993: Two new genera of marine isopod crustaceans (Cirolanidae) from Madang, Papua New Guinea. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 33 (1): 1–15.
Keable, S.J. 1998: A third species of Aatolana Bruce, 1993 (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cirolanidae). Records of the Australian Museum, 50 (1): 19–26. DOI: 10.3853/j.0067-1975.50.1998.1272

Aatolana is a genus of crustaceans in the family Cirolanidae, first described by Niel L. Bruce in 1993.[2][3] The genus name is from the Greek, Aatos (insatiable), and refers to the ability of shrimp of this genus to devour fish carcasses.[3] The type species is Aatolana rapax.[3][4]

It is found in waters off the coasts of Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales.[4]


WoRMS lists three species:[2]

Aatolana rapax Bruce, 1993
Aatolana schioedtei (Miers, 1884)
Aatolana springthorpei Keable, 1998


E.J. Miers (1884). "Crustacea". Report on the zoological collections made in the Indo-Pacific Ocean during the voyage of H.M.S. 'Alert' 1881-2.: Pl XXXIII. Wikidata Q116370139.
"WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Aatolana Bruce, 1993". Retrieved 24 January 2023.
Niel L. Bruce (1993). "Two new genera of marine isopod crustaceans (Cirolanidae) from Madang, Papua New Guinea". Memoirs of the Queensland Museum. 31: 1-15 [2]. Wikidata Q116365614.
"Australian Faunal Directory: Aatolana". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Government. Retrieved 24 January 2023.


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