Decapoda - Caridea - Alpheidae - Alpheus

Alpheus malleodigitus (Bate, 1888)

World Distribution
Anker (2001, fasc. 2, p. 211) - Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Persian Gulf, E Africa (new record, Mombasa, Kenya), Madagascar, Mascarenes, Seychelles, Maldives, Chagos Islands, Cocos Keeling Island, Christmas Island, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, South China Sea, Japan, Philppines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Micronesia, New Britain, Fiji,Samoa, Kiribati, French Polynesia.
Anker (2001, fasc. 2, p. 211) - Indo-ouest Pacifique. Mer Rouge, golfe d'Aden, golfe Persique, Afrique orientale, Mombasa, Kenya, Madagascar, Mascareignes, Seychelles, Maldives, Chagos, Cocos, Christmas, Sri Lanka, Thailande, Vietnam, Chine méridionale, Japon, Philppines, Malaysie, Indonésie, Australie, Micronésie, Nouvelle Bretagne, Fidji,Samoa, Kiribati, Polynésie française. Comprend, Kenya, Somalie, Réunion, Maurice.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with corals (facultative)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-5 m

Réunion data
Alpheus malleodigitus - Banner & Banner, 1983 : 44 (Réunion dans le matériel examiné).

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Alpheus malleodigitus - A.H. & D.M. Banner, 1966a: 174 (Syn.); 1967: 270 ("BD3, from coral head, BD4, from reef flat, BD6, BD30, various heads of corals" = Tahiti, "BD8, BD13, from various living and dead coral, BD14, BD18, BD20, from massive dead heads of Porites, BD28-29, from dead coral heads" = Bora Bora, "BD33-34" = Moorea). - Miya, 1974: 130, pl. 22 fig. f-g (Syn.; in holes of the basal part of living, overgrown and dead corals). - Odinetz, 1983: 207 (Tahiti; in coral Pocillopora, non obligate associate). - Poupin, 1998: 20 (Checklist). - Anker, 2001, fasc. 2: 211 (References, distribution, ecology). - Unpublished specimens - Moorea fieldwork December 2006, coll. Poupin, Papetoai lagoon, 0.1 m, fringing reef, coral rubbles, photograph, det. A. Anker/J. Poupin. - Moorea Biocode project.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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