Decapoda - Brachyura - Xanthidae - Liomera

Liomera laevis (A. Milne-Edwards, 1873)

World Distribution
Sakai (2004-CD) - Indo-ouest Pacifique. Mer Rouge, Maurice, Indonésie, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japon, Philippines, Nouvelle-Calédonie, Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée. Mayotte, premier signalement;

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with corals (facultative)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-6 m

Mayotte data
Liomera laevis (A. Milne-Edwards, 1873)
Material examined — Mayotte KUW 2009, st. 26, Mutsumbatsou reef flat, coll. J. -M. Bouchard (Mliha), intertidal, 1 F 6.8 x 11.3 mm, MNHN B32376, MNHN-IU-2009-1149 (det. R. Cleva as Liomera sp. aff. cinctimana).
Remarks — Specimen determined with Serène (1984) key and a good color photograph of Liomera laevis in Nagai & Nomura (1988: 154). The differences with L. guttata (see that species) can be appreciated on photographs of both species on the figure XX (I, J). In L. laevis the carapace is more elegontated in L. laevis and the ambulatory legs are shorter .
Geographic and depth ranges — Red Sea, Mayotte (this work), Mauritius to Japan, French Polynesia; intertidal, subtidal.

New Caledonia data
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Edwards AM, Nouv Arch MNHN 8: 229-267

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Liomera laevis - Peyrot-Clausade, 1977a, annex of the species: 27; 1977b: 212 (Moorea). - Guinot, 1985: 451, with a ? (List). - Poupin, 1996a: 39 (Checklist).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database