Andrew Hosie


Aquatic Zoology

BSc, MSc, PhD


(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


Selected Publications

Andrew’s full publication list can be found here


McLay, C. L., & Hosie, A. M. (2022). The sponge crabs of Western Australia and the Northwest Shelf with descriptions of new genera and species (Crustacea: Brachyura: Dromiidae). Zootaxa5129(3), 301–355.

Bearham, D., Strzelecki, J., Hara, A., Hosie, A., Kirkendale, L., Richards, Z., Huisman, J. M., Liu, D., McLaughlin, J., Naughton, K. M., O’Hara, T. D., O’Loughlin, P. M., Moore, G., Fromont, J., Whisson, C., Bryce, M., Morrison, S., Gomez, O., Snedden, Z. & Keesing, J. K. (2022) Habitats and benthic biodiversity across a tropical estuarine–marine gradient in the eastern Kimberley region of Australia. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 49, 102039.

Hosie, A. M. (2021). Australian sponge barnacles: diversity, host dynamics and systematics (Doctoral dissertation, Curtin University).

Hosie, A.M., Fromont, J., Munyard, K. & Jones, D. S. (2021) New species and new records of sponge-inhabiting barnacles from Australia. Diversity, 13, 290.

Hosie, A.M., Fromont, J., Munyard, K., Wilson, N. G. & Jones, D. S. (2021) Surveying keratose sponges (Porifera, demospongiae, Dictyoceratida) reveals hidden diversity of host specialist barnacles (Crustacea, Cirripedia, Balanidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 161, 107179.

O’Hara, T.D., Williams, A., Ahyong, S.T., Alderslade, P., Alvestad, T., Bray, D., Burghardt, I., Budaeva, N., Criscione, F., Crowther, A.L., Ekins, M., Eléaume, M., Farrelly, C.A., Finn, J.K., Georgieva, M.N., Graham, A., Gomon, M., Gowlett-Holmes, K., Gunton, L.M., Hallan, A., Hosie, A.M., Hutchings, P., Kise, H., Köhler, F., Konsgrud, J.A., Kupriyanova, E., Lu, C.C., Mackenzie, M., Mah, C., MacIntosh, H., Merrin, K.L., Miskelly, A., Mitchell, M.L., Moore, K., Murray, A., O’Loughlin, P.M., Paxton, H., Pogonoski, J.J., Staples, D., Watson, J.E., Wilson, R.S., Zhang, J. and Bax, N.J. (2020). The lower bathyal and abyssal seafloor fauna of eastern Australia. Marine Biodiversity Records 13(11): 1–27.

Hosie, A.M., Fromont, J., Munyard, K. and Jones, D.S. (2019). Description of a new species of Membranobalanus (Crustacea, Cirripedia) from southern Australia. ZooKeys 873: 25–42.

Kirkendale, L., Hosie, A.M. and Richards, Z.R. (2019). Defining biodiversity gaps for North West Shelf marine invertebrates. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 102: 1–9.

Trotter, J.A., Pattiaratchi, C., Montagna, P., Taviani, M., Falter, J., Thresher, R., Hosie, A.M., Haig, D., Foglini, F., Hua, Q. and McCulloch, M.T. (2019). First ROV Exploration of the Perth Canyon: Canyon Setting, Faunal Observations, and Anthropogenic Impacts. Frontiers in Marine Science 6(173): 1–24.

Wahab, M.A.A., Radford, B., Fromont, J., Hosie, A.M., Miller, K. and Heyward, A. (2019). The diversity and distribution of mesophotic benthic invertebrates at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. Marine Biodiversity 49: 2871–2886.

MacIntosh, H., Althaus, F., Williams, A., Tanner, J., Alderslade, P., Ahyong, S., Bax, N., Criscione, F., Crowther, A., Farrelly, C., Finn, J.K., Goudie, L., Gowlett-Holmes, K., Hosie, A.M., Kupriyanova, E., Mah, C., McCallum, A.W., Merrin, K.L., Miskelly, A., Mitchell, M.L., Molodtsova, T., Murray, A., O’Hara, T.D., O’Loughlin, P.M., Paxton, H., Reid, A.L., Sorokin, S.J., Staples, D., Walker-Smith, G., Whitfield, E. and Wilson, R.S. (2018). Invertebrate diversity in the deep Great Australian Bight (200–5000 m). Marine Biodiversity Records 11(23): 1–21.

Yu, M.-C., Kolbasov, G.A., Hosie, A.M., Lee, T.-M. and Chan, B.K. (2017). Descriptions of four new sponge-inhabiting barnacles (Thoracica: Archaeobalanidae: Acastinae). Zootaxa 4277: 151–198.

Jones, D.S. and Hosie, A.M. (2016). A checklist of the barnacles (Cirripedia: Thoracica) of Singapore and neighbouring waters. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement 34: 241–311.

Hosie, A.M. 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: 121–134.

Richards, Z., Kirkendale, L., Moore, G., Hosie, A.M., Huisman, J., Bryce, M., Marsh, L., Bryce, C., Hara, A., Wilson, N., Morrison, S., Gomez, O., Ritchie, J., Whisson, C., Allen, M., Betterridge, 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): 1–25.

Schönberg, C.H.L., Hosie, A.M., Fromont, J., Marsh, L., O’Hara, T., (2016). Apartment-style living on a kebab sponge. Marine Biodiversity 46: 331–332.

Simon-Blecher, N., Hosie, A.M., Guy-Haim, T., Chan, B.K. and Achituv, Y. (2016). Speciation, phenotypic plasticity, or ontogeny, the case of the genus Galkinius (Pyrgomatidae, Cirripedia, Crustacea). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 176: 305–322.

Selected publications (pre-2016)

Hosie, A.M., Sampey, A., Davie, P.J. and Jones, D.S. (2015). Kimberley marine biota. Historical data: crustaceans. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 84: 247–285.

Hosie, A.M., 2014. Review of the stalked barnacle genus Koleolepas (Cirripedia: Thoracica: Koleolepadidae), with new records from Australian waters. Records of the Western Australian Museum 29: 1–9.

Achituv, Y. and Hosie, A.M.. (2013). Trevathana noae, a new species of coral inhabiting barnacle (Cirripedia: Thoracica: Pyrgomatidae). Zootaxa 3731: 106–112.

Van Den Brink, A.M., McLay, C.L., Hosie, A.M., Dunnington, M.J., 2012. The effect of temperature on brood duration in three Halicarcinus species (Crustacea: Brachyura: Hymenosomatidae). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 92: 515–520.

Inglis, G., Floerl, O., Ahyong, S., Cox, S., Unwin, M., Ponder-Sutton, A., Seaward, K., Kospartov, M., Read, G., Gordon, D., Hosie, A.M., Nelson, W., d'Archino, R., Bell, A. and Kluza, D. (2010). The biosecurity risks associated with biofouling on international vessels arriving in New Zealand: summary of the patterns and predictors of fouling. Biosecurity New Zealand Technical Paper 20: 1–182.

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

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.