Decapoda - Brachyura - Sesarmidae - Metasesarma

Metasesarma obesum (Dana, 1851)



World Distribution
Ng & Davie (1995) - Indo-ouest Pacique. Comprend, Afrique orientale, Zanzibar, Madagascar, Mayotte, premier signalement, Sri Lanka, Indonésie, Philippines. French Polynesia (Marquesas, Tuamotu, Society, Gambier).

Environnement : Land - Substrat/Association : Hard bottom (rock and rubbles)

Vertical range : Land & Freshwater - Min-Max observed: 0-5 m

Mayotte data
Metasesarma obesum - Mayotte, Mission KUW novembre 2009, st. 21a, 2 mâles 6,5 x 7,5 mm et 11,8 x 13,0 mm, 3 femelles 7,4 x 8,5 à 11,5 x 12,5 mm, photos grand mâle et femelle, dét. Poupin, Cléva, MNHN B32082.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Metasesarma granularis Heller, 1862: 522 (Tahiti). - Metasesarma rugulosa Heller, 1865: 65 (Tahiti). - Metasesarma rousseauxi H. Milne Edwards - Ortmann, 1894: 717 (Tahiti). - Holthuis, 1953: 33 ("Taravao" = Tahiti). - Sesarma (Metasesarma) rousseauxi - Nobili, 1907: 405 (Tarauru-Roa). - Metasesarma rousseauxi granularis - Forest & Guinot, 1961: 158, fig. 168, 169, 174a-b (Hikueru, "Papenoo" = Tahiti; Syn.); 1962: 72 (Biogeography "Tahiti-Tuamotu"). - Guinot, 1985: 454 (List). - Poupin, 1996a: 70 (Checklist). - Metasesarma obesum - Ng & Schubart, 2003: 426, fig. 1-3 (Tahiti; new comb. and abbreviated synonymy; family Sesarmidae). - Unpublished records, coll. & det. G. Paulay (as Metasarma rousseauxi, in FLMNH-UF), Moorea, Raiatea, Rangiroa, Tahiti; coll. & det. J. Poupin, Moruroa (3 spp. in MNHN); coll. Murielle, 21/12/2003, close to river near aquaculture basin, Opunohu Bay, near CRIOBE Center, det. J. Poupin., 4 M, 2 F, photo 1 M 7.0x8.2 mm. - Moorea Biocode project (as M. rousseauxi). - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ12-M, Tahuata, intertidal, coll. Corbari et al., sample LC58, LC66b, LC114, St. MQ18-M, Hiva Oa, intertidal, coll. Corbari et al., sample LC260, St. MQ29-M, Eiao, intertidal, coll. Corbari et al., sample LC372. - Salvat & Bacchet, 2011: 257, photo, field guide 'Au Vent des Iles Ed. Tahiti - French Polynesia, most often Society (Moorea, Tahiti). - Mission CRIOBE 2014 (Moorea)

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