Ana Hara

Technical Officer (Crustacea Section)

Aquatic Zoology

BSc., MSc.


+61 (8) 9212 3807

Ana Hara has joined the Aquatic Zoology team in 2012. She was previously involved in a large-scale marine biodiversity survey of the Brazilian coast and in research of pinnipeds in Western Australia (completing a Master’s degree investigating New Zealand fur seal ecology). Ana is now responsible for the day-to-day management of the State’s crustacea and worms collections and associated databases. She is a keen participant in field trips, helping to explore and describe the marine biodiversity of crustacea and worms in Western Australia. This has taken her on several collecting trips, from the heights of the twin King George Falls to the bottom of the South Coast deep-sea canyons. She also contributes to collection-based research, services to industry (such as area searches) public outreach and educational programs.


Selected Publications

Ana’s full publication list can be found here.


Richards, Z.T., Garcia, R., Moore, G., Fromont, J., Kirkendale, L., Bryce, M., Bryce, C., Hara, A., Ritchie, J., Gomez, O., Whisson, C., Allen, M. and Wilson, N. (2019). A tropical Australian refuge for photosymbiotic benthic fauna. Coral Reefs 38: 669–676.

Richards, Z., Kirkendale, L., Moore, G., Hosie, A., Huisman, J., Bryce, M., Marsh, L., Bryce, C., Hara, A., Wilson, N., Morrison, S., Gomez, O., Ritchie, J., Whisson, C., Allen, M., Betteridge, L., Wood, C., Morrison, H., Salotti, M., Hansen, G., Slack-Smith, S. and Fromont, J. (2016). Marine biodiversity in temperate Western Australia: multi-taxon surveys of Minden and Roe Reefs. Diversity 8: 7.

Hosie, A. and Hara, A. (2016). Description of a new species of brooding spider crab in the genus Paranaxia Rathbun, 1924 (Brachyura: Majoidea), from northern Australia and Indonesia. Zootaxa. 4127(1):121


Selected publications (pre-2016)


Bellucco, A., Hara, A., Almeida, E. and Wongtschowski C. (2004). Growth parameters estimates of Maurolicus stehmanni Parin & Kobyliansky 1996 (Teleostei, Sternoptichydae) from south and southeastern Brazilian waters. Brazilian Journal of Oceanography. 52(3/4):195-204.