Decapoda - Brachyura - Xanthidae - Juxtaxanthias

Juxtaxanthias tetraodon (Heller, 1862)



World Distribution
(Forest & Guinot, 1961: 74) - French Polynesia (Tahiti, Tuamotu, Gambier), Hawaii. Plus Wallis & Futuna.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Hard bottom (rock and rubbles)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-5 m

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
WALLIS & FUTUNA - Xanthias tetraodon - Poupin & Juncker, in preparation (Alofi). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Eudora tetraodon Heller, 1865: 14, pl. 2, fig. 3 (Auckland = ? Tahiti in Forest & Guinot, 1961). - Xantho (Eudora) tetraodon - Nobili, 1907: 389 (Hao). - Juxtaxanthias tetraodon - Ward, 1942: 92 (Mangareva). - Holthuis, 1953: 22 (Raroia). - Morrison, 1954: 16 (Raroia). - Xanthias tetraodon - Forest & Guinot, 1961: 72, fig. 61, 68a-c, 69bis (Hikueru, Tahiti); 1962: 64 (Biogeography "Tahiti-Tuamotu"). - Guinot, 1966a: 48 (Raroia); 1985: 451 (List). - Monteforte, 1984: 171, annex 1, tab. a (Makatea, Mataiva, Takapoto). - Delesalle, 1985: 289 (Mataiva). - Poupin, 1996a: 51, 77 (Checklist) - New material - Coll. Frv Marara, plongeurs SMSRB, det. Poupin (Moruroa). - Remark: Odhner (1925) and Forest & Guinot (1961) consider that the type locality, Auckland, mentioned by Heller (1865) for the description of Eudora tetraodon, is a mistake, and that it could very likely be Tahiti. Forest & Guinot (1961) also indicate that this species could be a synonym of Xanthias nitidilus (Dana, 1852) (cf. under X. nitidulus). - Salvat & Bacchet, 2011: 254, photo, field guide 'Au Vent des Iles Ed. Tahiti - French Polynesia, most often Society (Moorea, Tahiti).

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