Decapoda - Brachyura - Portunidae - Lissocarcinus

Lissocarcinus orbicularis Dana, 1852



World Distribution
Sakai (2004 CD) - Indo-ouest Pacifique. Mer Rouge, Afrique orientale, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mayotte, Seychelles, Réunion, Maurice, Chagos, Laccadives, Inde, Indonésie, Chine, Philippines, Japon, Hawaii, Polynésie française. Europa.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with echinoderms

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-60 m

Mayotte data
Lissocarcinus orbicularis Dana, 1852
Material examined — Mayotte KUW 2009, st. 8, lagoon near large northeastern reef, 6-8 m, 1 M 6.6 x 7.6 mm, MNHN B32422, MNHN-IU-2009-1184; st. 12, reef Prévoyante, 6-11 m, 1 F 14.4 x 16.7 mm, MNHN B32423, MNHN-IU-2009-1185; st. 15, Islet Mtsamboro, northeastern beach , 0-3 m, 1 M 4.5 x 4.8 mm, MNHN B32421, MNHN-IU-2009-1183.
Other records — Crosnier, 1962 : 25, fig. 26-7, 31, Madagascar, Mayotte. - Guinot, 1967: 250, list with Mayotte. - Anker & Michonneau, 2008, st. MAY08-St5, Passe en S, récif, UF 13668. - Photo Yvon Gildas - Mayotte sur le site : http://www.mayotte-photos-plongee.com/. - Poupin, 2016: 50, Expedition Juan de Nova December 2013, outer-reef, reef-sand, st. 31, dive on outer reef 13/12/2013, 1 F 5.6 x 5.6 mm, coll. T. Mulochau (nr) (MNHN-IU-2013-16091).
Remarks — This small crab is symbiont of holothurians. It was collected by pressing black sea cucumbers, probably Holothuria atra Jaeger, 1833.
Geographic and depth ranges — IWP, Red sea, Mozambique to Hawaii, French Polynesia; subtidal to 60 m.

Europa data
Lissocarcinus orbicularis - Fourmanoir, 1952 : 175 (Europa). - Guinot, 1967 : 259 (Liste, avec Europa). - Dérijard, 1966 : 162, fig. 1-4 (Europa). - Europa, BIOTAS collections, specimen MEPA-00212 à 214, st EURO-11, pré-dét. J. Poupin d'après photo, semble être des juvéniles de cette espèce. - Mission BIORECIE, st. 6, 1 female ovigerous 11.3x12.4 mm (MNHN), dans holothurie Bohadschia subrubra.

Réunion data
Lissocarcinus orbicularis - Ribes-Beaudemoulin et al. 2002 : 72 (Réunion). - Mission Poupin, avril 2008 (D'après une photographie de A. Diringer).

New Caledonia data
Lagon 11 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW895 — Moosa MK.
Lagon 7 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW413 — Moosa MK.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Lissocarcinus orbicularis - Forest & Guinot, 1961: 27, fig. 15a-b, 16a-c (Hikueru); 1962: 58 (Biogeography "Tahiti-Tuamotu"). - Stephenson & Rees, 1967: 7 (Huahine, Raiatea, "Tikahau" = Tikehau). - Stephenson, 1976: 12 (Moorea). - Chevalier et al., 1968: 112, 137 (Moruroa). - Monteforte, 1984: 173, annex 1, tab. a (Tahiti). - Guinot, 1985: 449 (List). - Peyrot-Clausade, 1989: 113 (Tikehau). - Poupin, 1996a: 30 (Checklist) - New material, MNHN - Coll. C. Hily, det. K. Moosa ("Arue" = Tahiti); coll. Frv Marara, det. J. Poupin (Moruroa, in holothurian Halodeima atra). - Field observation, 2006, photograph by P. Bacchet, det. Bacchet/Poupin, Bora Bora, lagoon 25 m, with holothuria. - Moorea Biocode project. - Salvat & Bacchet, 2011: 247, photo, field guide 'Au Vent des Iles Ed. Tahiti - French Polynesia, most often Society (Moorea, Tahiti). - Mission CRIOBE 2014 (collection, Tahiti, 1982, coll. & det. Monteforte) - Evans, 2018, PeerJ: 5/55, Fig. 3D, Moorea, UF23972; xls supplementary file, UF15741, coll. Poupin, 2008-10-10 / UF15429, coll. McKeon, S.; Moore, Jenna; Paulay, Gustav, 2008-10-12.

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