Decapoda - Brachyura - Majidae - Micippa

Micippa platipes Rüppell, 1830



World Distribution
MASDEA/AfReMas (Internet), Sakai (CD - Internet) - Indo-ouest Pacifique. Golfe Persique, Afrique orientale, Afrique du Sud, Zanzibar, Seychelles, Maurice, Indonésie, Malaisie, Japon. Comprend Mayotte, premier signalement. Europa.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-6 m

Mayotte data
Micippa platipes Rüppell, 1830
Material examined — Mayotte KUW 2009, st. 6, déversoir Badamiers, Petite Terre, intertidal to 3 m, 1 M 20.5 x 17.2 mm, photo, MNHN B32528, MNHN-IU-2009-1288; coll. J. -M. Bouchard 31/01/2009?, st. Mliha, same place that KUW st. 26, Moutsoubatsou reef, intertidal, under rubbles, 1 M 14.5 x 11.25 mm, MNHN B32527, MNHN-IU-2009-1287.
Remarks — Micippa platipes can be confused with Micippa philyra (Herbst, 1803). The two species were for a long time considered as synonyms but Buitendjik (1939: 34) has indicated their differences. Mayotte specimens are identified to M. platipes because of the following characters: basal antennal segment almost smooth; orbit open ventrally and U-shaped between the margin of basal antennal segment and postorbital lobe; antero-lateral margins of carapace with 8-9 spines; distal tip of male pleopod straight.
Geographic and depth ranges — IWP, Persian Gulf, Mayotte (this work), South Africa to Japan, Tonga; intertidal, subtidal.

Europa data
Micippa sp. - Fourmanoir, 1952 : 176 (Europa, voir commentaire). - Micippa platipes - Europa, Mission BIORECIE, st. 4, 8 novembre 2011, photo et spécimen 1 female 19.8x16.7 mm (MHNH) ; st. 15. Premier signalement à Europa.

Réunion data
Micippa platipes - Réunion based on photo by P. Bourjon (Seiz Avel), especially color of chelae. Det. J. Poupin, December 2010.

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

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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