Andrew Hosie


Aquatic Zoology

MSc (Zoology)


(08) 9212 3740


Andrew’s present research is focussed on documenting the crustacean diversity of northern Western Australia and in particular the taxonomy and biology of barnacles. Current projects include describing new species of barnacles from Ningaloo, biodiversity surveys of the Kimberley region, systematics and host utilisation of Australian coral and sponge barnacles; and invasive crustaceans in the Swan River.

Andrew’s expertise in crustaceans has led him to be heavily involved in introduced marine pest detection and monitoring for both the government and private sectors, particularly for the Gorgon Quarantine Project at Barrow Island.

Collections: Crustacea, Worms


Exhibitions and Public Programs


  • Curator, permanent exhibition redevelopment, 2011, WA Museum, Kalgoorlie
  • Mangrove fauna interactive (virtual exhibition), 2011, Woodside Visitor centre Karratha
  • Curator, Permanent exhibition redevelopment, 2010, WA Museum, Albany:
  • Curator, Mangrove fauna display Woodside Energy Ltd Visitor Centre, 2010, Karratha
  • Curator, Darwin & Australia exhibition, 2009-10, WA Museum, Perth & Albany

Public programmes:

  • Speaker, In the Wild West lecture series 2010, sponsored by Chevron Australia:
  • Producer, Explore! Biodiversity Series school holiday program, WA Museum Perth, 24 Sep – 10 Oct 2010, sponsored by Woodside Energy Ltd

Selected Publications

Hosie, A.M., Sampey, A., Davie, P.J.F. Jones, D. (in prep). Synthesis of Historic Marine Species Data for the Kimberley Region, Western Australia (1880s – 2009): Crustaceans.

Hosie, A.M. (in prep). The marine fauna of the Kimberley, Western Australia: Crustacea.

Hosie, A.M. & D.S. Jones (in prep). The Tesseropora (Cirripedia, Tertraclitidae) of Australia, including a new species from north Western Australia.

McLay, C.L. & Hosie, A.M. (submitted). Another shell-carrying dromiid crab, Desmodromia tranterae McLay, 2001, from the Dampier Archipelago, Western Australia and observations of shell-acquisition behaviour of Conchoecetes artificiosus (Fabricius, 1798) (Brachyura: Dromiidae). Crustaceana.

Hosie, A.M. (in press). First records of Podophthalmus nacreus Alcock, 1899 [Brachyura; Portunidae] in Western Australia. Marine Biodiversity Records.

Van Den Brink, A.M., McLay, C.L., Hosie, A.M. & M.J. Dunnington (2011). The effect of temperature on brood duration in three Halicarcinus species (Brachyura: Hymenosomatidae). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. DOI:10.1017/S0025315411000579

Keesing,J.K.. Irvine, T.R., Alderslade, P., Clapin, G., Fromont, J., Hosie, A.M., Huisman, J., Philips, J., McNaughton, K., Marsh, L.M., Slack-Smith, S., Thomson, D. & J. Watson (2011). Marine benthic flora and fauna of Gourdon Bay and the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley region of north-western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia. 94(2): 285–301.

Jones, D. S. & A. M. Hosie (2009). A new species of Calantica from Western Australian waters (Thoracica: Scalpellomorpha: Calanticidae). Records of the Western Australian Museum. 25: 239–246

Gordon D.P, Hosie A.M, & M. C. Carter (2008). Post-2000 detection of warm-water alien bryozoan species in New Zealand-the significance of recreational vessels. In 'Proceedings of the 14th International Bryozoology Association Conference, Boone, North Carolina, July 1-8, 2007, Virginia Museum of Natural History. Special Publication No. 15'. (Eds SJ Hageman, MMJ Key, Jr and JE Winston). 37–48 (Virginia Museum of Natural History: Martinsville)

Hosie, A.M. (2008). Four new species and a new record of Cryptoniscoidea (Crustacea: Isopoda: Hemioniscidae and Crinoniscidae) parasitising stalked barnacles from New Zealand. Zootaxa. 1795: 1–28

Hosie, A.M & S.T. Ahyong. (2008). First records of the giant barnacles, Austromegabalanus nigrescens (Lamarck, 1818) and A. psittacus (Molina, 1782) (Cirripedia: Balanidae) from New Zealand, with a key to New Zealand Balanidae. Zootaxa. 1674: 59–64