Decapoda - Brachyura - Portunidae - Libystes

Libystes truncatifrons (De Man, 1887)



World Distribution
WoRMS - A synonym of Catoptrus nitidus (but see comments). Indo-West Pacific, Madagascar, Mauritius, French Polynesia

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Soft bottom (mud or sand)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 42-85 m

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Libystes truncatifrons - Stephenson & Rees, 1967: 6 ("Maroe" = Huahine, "Tickahau" = Tikehau). - Catoptrus nitidus - Poupin, 1996a: 29 (Checklist, pro parte, sp. Eiao, 42m; not C. nitidus A. Milne Edwards, 1870 = Libystes truncatifrons). - Unpublished collections (coll. Frv Marara, stn D38, Eiao 42 m and possibly MUSORSTOM 9 stn CP1227, Hiva Oa 85 m). - Remark: this include specimen(s) from Eiao, 42 m, det. as Libystes truncatifrons by K. Moosa and listed under Catoptrus nididus A. Milne Edwards, 1870 by Poupin, (1996a: 29; checklist). According to A. Crosnier (pers. com., February 2003) the synonymy of Stephenson (1972: 29) between Catoptrus nididus and Libystes truncatifrons is not valid. - Unpublished specimens, prov. det. Poupin, coll. G. Paulay, Rangiroa, October 16, 2001, Hoa at E. end of Tiputa and reef flat (FLMNH-UF 1646).

Comment(s) on data
According to A. Crosnier (pers. com. to Poupin, MNHN, February 2003) the synonymy of Stephenson (1972: 29) between Catoptrus nididus and Libystes truncatifrons is not valid

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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