Decapoda - Brachyura - Dromiidae - Metadromia

Metadromia wilsoni (Fulton & Grant, 1902)



World Distribution
McLay (2009: 18, Zootaxa) - Metadromia wilsoni was first described from Port Phillip Heads, Melbourne, Australia but it has perhaps the widest distribution of any dromiid crab, including the coasts of Australia from southern Western Australia around the Great Australian Bight to New South Wales, including Tasmania. Its southernmost limit is off the Kaikoura coast, South I., New Zealand (42°25'S, 173°41'E, McLay, 1988). In the Indian Ocean M. wilsoni is known from the east coast of South Africa and even extending to St. Helena (15°58'S, 5°43'W) in the Atlantic Ocean (Forest, 1974). In the Pacific Ocean it is known as far north as Sagami Bay, Japan, Taiwan and the Hawaiian Is, and as far west as the Tubuai Is, in French Polynesia (23°51.4'S, 147°44.5'W). Its distribution thus includes three oceans as well as both sides of equator in the Pacific. Depth range is 0–520m.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with sponges

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-520 m

New Caledonia data
Musorstom 6 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW460 — McLay CL, Musorstom 10, 156: 111-251
Smib 6 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW120 — McLay CL, Musorstom 10, 156: 111-251
Musorstom 5 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW258 — McLay CL, Musorstom 10, 156: 111-251
Musorstom 5 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW256 — McLay CL, Musorstom 10, 156: 111-251
Musorstom 5 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW255 — McLay CL, Musorstom 10, 156: 111-251
Musorstom 5 Nouvelle Caledonie, CP268 — McLay CL, Musorstom 10, 156: 111-251
Chalcal 1 Nouvelle Caledonie, CP8 — McLay CL, Musorstom 10, 156: 111-251
Beryx 4 Nouvelle Caledonie, CAS2 — McLay CL, Musorstom 10, 156: 111-251
Bathus 4 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW940.
Bathus 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW730 — Colin & McLay CL.
Bathus 3 Nouvelle Caledonie, CP812.
Musorstom 5 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW273 — McLay CL, Musorstom 10, 156: 111-251
Smib 10 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW208.
Volsmar Nouvelle Caledonie, CAS10 — McLay CL, Musorstom 10, 156: 111-251
Lagon 11 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW754 — McLay CL, Musorstom 10, 156: 111-251

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Petalomera wilsoni - McLay, 1991: 470, fig. 6a-d, 7a-c, 8a-c (Makemo, Raevavae, Tahuata, Takapoto; 190-350m; coll. Frv Marara, fr). - Dromia wilsoni - McLay, 1993: 156, fig. 16e (Syn.). - Poupin, 1996a: 7, 24, 97 (Checklist); 1996b: 26, pl. 12d (McLay's material). - Remark: Dromia wilsoni is mainly a sublittoral species, usually found within the first 100m, but it is also recorded up to 520m (cf. in McLay, 1991: 475). - Unpublished sp. - coll. Frv Marara, stn 467, trap 115 m, male 45x64 mm, det. Poupin; Austral, Mac Donald Bank, BENTHAUS Expedition, stn CAS1864, trap at 126-132 m, det. J. Poupin from photograph.

Other data
Musorstom 2 Philippines, CP4 — McLay CL, Musorstom 10, 156: 111-251
Benthaus Polynesie, CAS1864 — Poupin J, Zoosystema 25, 4: 643-664

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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