Decapoda - Caridea - Alpheidae - Alpheus

Alpheus collumianus Stimpson, 1860



World Distribution
Anker (2001, fasc. 2, p. 180) - Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, E and S Africa, Madagascar, Saya de Malha Bank, Mauritius-Seychelles Ridge, Seychelles, Maldives, Chagos Islands, Cocos Keeking and Christmas Islands, Thailand, South China Sea, Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, Ogasawara Islands, Micronesia, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia (new records: Cartier and Hibernia Reefs, W Australia; Middleton Reef, Tasman Sea), New Guinea, New Britain, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Line Islands, Wake Island, Hawaii, Easter Island. Also Réunion, Comoro (Mayotte), Europa, French Polynesia

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-75 m

Mayotte data
Alpheus collumianus 'complexe' - Mission KUW, novembre 2009, st. 14, Banc de La Prudente, 15-17 m, 1 sp. Lc 4,5 mm, MNHN Na17660 ; st. 17, Récif du Nord, 22 m, 6 sp. (dont 2 femelles ov.), Lc 2,7 à 4,5 mm, Lt max env. 14 mm (Lt pince 20 mm, photo), MNHN Na17661 ; st. 25, Ilot M'tzamboro, Pointe Sud, 15-20 m, 1 sp. Lc 4,2 mm, MNHN Na17662 ; st. 23, Passe Choizil, "Patate à Teddy, 15-30 m, 3 sp. (1 femelle ov.) Lc de 4,0 à 4,6 mm, MNHN Na17665 ; st. 32, Ilot M'tzamboro, Nord-Est, 6-21 m, 1 femelle ov. Lc 5,4 mm, MNHN Na17663 ; st. 35, Récif Surprise, passe de Longoni, 4-25 m, 2 sp. Lc 4,1 & 4,3 mm, MNHN Na17664. Dét. A. Anker. - Alpheus ?collumianus - BIOTAS 2009, Juan de Nova, outer-reef, st. JDN11, lots MEPA-00673 (nr)

Europa data
Alpheus collumianus - Fourmanoir, 1952 : 176 (Europa).

Réunion data
Alpheus collumianus medius - Ribes, 1978 (Réunion). - Alpheus collumianus - Banner & Banner, 1983 : 25, 148 (Réunion dans le matériel examiné, 55 m).

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
EASTER ISLAND - Alpheus collumianus. - DiSalvo et al., 1988: 458 (Easter Island, scuba dives 15-60m; det. D. Banner). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Alpheus seurati Coutière 1905a: 881, pl. 75, fig. 20, 20a-e; 1905b: 22 (Marutea). - Seurat, 1934: 60 (Marutea South). - Alpheus collumianus - Nobili, 1907: 354 (Marutea South). - Sendler, 1923: 46 (Makatea). - Chace, 1988: 19 (Syn.). - Miya, 1974: 109, pl. 19, fig. a-d (See remark); 1984: 92 (Under coral rock and among branches and in holes in bases of living Acropora). - Odinetz, 1983: 207 (Tahiti, but recorded as "Takapoto" in Paris collections; in coral Pocillopora, non obligate associate). - A.H. & D.M. Banner, 1983: 27 (Specimens found in association with a sea star, Ophiothrix keystonia) - Alpheus collumianus medius - A.H. & D.M. Banner, 1967: 264 ("BD3, BD30" = Tahiti, "BD8, BD22" = Bora Bora, "BD33" = Moorea). - Miya, 1974: 112, pl. 16, fig. e-g (See remark). - Alpheus collumianus inermis - A.H. & D.M. Banner, 1967: 264 ("BD2-3, BD5-6, BD30" = Tahiti, "BD16" = Bora Bora, "BD33" = Moorea; see remark). - Alpheus probabilis - Odinetz, 1983: 207 (Moorea, Tahiti; in coral Pocillopora, non obligate associate; recorded under A. collumianus probabilis Banner, 1956, det. Banner, in MNHN collections). - Poupin, 1998: 18 (Checklist). - Anker, 2001, fasc. 2: 179 (References, distribution). - Remark. - From material collected in the Marianas, Banner (1956) has established three subspecies: A. c. probablis, A. c. medius, and A. c. inermis. The exact identity of these three subspecies must be clarified (see also Miya, 1974). For French Polynesia, A.H. & D.M. Banner (1967: 265) wrote: "According to field notes, a pair of cherry-red specimens apparently cohabiting were collected off southern Bora Bora and were bottled together as BD16. By the criteria established to separate the two subspecies, one appears to be A. c. medius and one A. c. inermis. Obviously this collection throws considerable doubt on the validity of the subspecies, but more specimens should be examined before the subspecies, distinct anatomically, are discarded". Alpheus colliumanus - Leray, 2012: 199, Thesis, fig. D2-E, Moorea. - Alpheus seurati. - Salvat & Bacchet, 2011: 236, photo, field guide 'Au Vent des Iles Ed. Tahiti - French Polynesia, most often Society (Moorea, Tahiti). - Mission CRIOBE 2014 (Moorea, Alpheus ?collumianus, spots on big chela)

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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