Decapoda - Brachyura - Grapsidae - Metopograpsus

Metopograpsus thukuhar (Owen, 1839)



World Distribution
(Davie, 2002: 218) - IWP, South Africa, Australia, Japan, Hawaii. Plus Wallis & Futuna, French Polynesia.
Poupin (BD Internet) - Indo-ouest Pacifique, de l'Afrique du Sud à la Polynésie française. Comprend, Madagascar, Mayotte, Europa, Réunion, Wallis & Futuna.

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

Vertical range : Intertidal - Min-Max observed: 0-95 m

Mayotte data
Metopograpsus thukuhar - Mission KUW novembre 2009, st. 2, 1 mâle 14,0 x 17,8 mm, MNHN B32066, 1 femelle 6,5 x 9,0 mm, MNHN B32083 ; st. 6, 1 mâle 11,3 x 15,3 mm, photographié, MNHN B32065, 5 mâles de 8,5 x 10,5 à 12,8 x 17,0 mm, 5 femelles de 8,3 x 11,4 à 10,8 x 14,6 mm, dét. R. Cléva, MNHN B32064. - Expedition Juan de Nova December 2013, st1 (nr); st 20, 1 M 19.5x23.6 mm (photo), 1 F, intertidal, 1 female juv. 8.5x11.6 mm, 2 juv., st. 1. (MNHN)

Europa data
Metopograpsus thukuhar - Europa, mission BIORECIE, st. 14, mangrove du grand lagon, 11/11/11, 1 mâle 13,5x17,4 mm (MNHN), 2 males 19,2x24,1 mm (photo), 11,7x15,0 mm, 1 juvénile (MNHN), 3 mâles, 2 femelles (MNHN). Premier signalement.

Réunion data
Metopograpsus thukuhar - Mission Poupin, avril 2008 (MNHN, St. 6, 6 spp. 12,3x15,8-21,7x25,9 mm).

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

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
WALLIS & FUTUNA - Metopograpsus thukuar - Poupin & Juncker, in prep (Alofi, Futuna, Wallis). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Metopograpsus thukuar - Stimpson, 1858b: 101; 1907: 114 [47] (Tahiti). - Heller, 1865: 43 (Tahiti). - Nobili, 1907: 404 (Hao, "Rikitea" = Mangareva). - Seurat, 1934: 59 (Mangareva). - Banerjee, 1960: 186, fig. 6f-g (Tahiti). - Forest & Guinot, 1961: 155, fig. 162, 167 (Tahiti); 1962: 72 (Biogeography "Tahiti-Tuamotu"). - Guinot, 1985: 453 (List). - Marquet, 1988: 90, fig. 48, tab. 23; 1991: 130, tab. 1-2; 1993: tab. 1, 3 (Mangareva, Moorea, Tahiti, Tubuai). - Poupin, 1994a: 61, fig. 57, pl. 7d (Hao, Mangareva, Tahiti, Taiaro; coll. Frv Marara); 1996a: 68 (Checklist). - Keith et al., 2002: 68, photograph (Atlas: Austral, Gambier, Society). - Relevant material - ? Metopograpsus sp. - Monteforte 1984: 172, annex 1, tab. a (Moorea, Tahiti, Makatea, Mataiva, Takapoto; sp. 1); (Tahiti; sp. 2). - Unpublished record, coll. & det. G. Paulay, Raiatea, Rangiora, Tikehau (FLMNH-UF); coll. BENTHAUS Expedition (Poupin), Austral Rapa Island, Haurei Bay, November 11, 2002 (4 spp. in MNHN), Raevavae (Poupin, Molodstova) November 16, 2002 (2 spp. in MNHN), Tubuai (Poupin) November 18, 2002 (2 spp. in MNHN), det. J. Poupin November 25, 2003 . - Field observation, 2006, photograph by P. Bacchet, det. Poupin, Tahiti, lagoon at night, about 2 m. - Moorea Biocode project. - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ10-M, coll. Poupin, Starmer, intertidal, sample LC52, St. MQ33-M, Nuku Hiva, Anse de Hakatea, intertidal, coll. Corbari, sample LC395. - Salvat & Bacchet, 2011: 256, photo, field guide 'Au Vent des Iles Ed. Tahiti - French Polynesia, most often Society (Moorea, Tahiti). - Mission CRIOBE 2014 (Moorea)

Other data
Benthaus Polynesie, STATION — Poupin J, Zoosystema 25, 4: 643-664

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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