Decapoda - Caridea - Alpheidae - Alpheus

Alpheus obesomanus Dana, 1852

World Distribution
Anker (2001, fasc. 2, p. 214) - Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, E and S Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mascarenes, Maldives, Thailand, Vietnam, South China Sea, Taiwan, Ryukyu Isalnds, Japan, Micronesia, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, New Britain, Australia (new local record: Cartier Reef, W Australia), Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia.
Anker (2001, fasc. 2, p. 214) - Indo-ouest Pacifique. Mer Rouge, golfe d'Aden, Tanzanie, Afrique du Sud, Seychelles, Madagascar, Réunion, Maurice, Maldives, Indonésie, Australie, Philippines, à Taiwan, Japon, Micronésie, Tonga, Samoa, Cook, Polynésie française. Comprend Mayotte (premier signalement).

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-22 m

Mayotte data
Alpheus obesomanus 'complexe' - Mayotte, Mission KUW novembre 2009, st. 17, Récif du Nord, 22 m, 1 sp. Lc 3,2 mm, MNHN Na17765. Dét. A. Anker.

Réunion data
Alpheus obesomanus - Ribes, 1978 (Réunion). - Banner & Banner, 1983 : 50 (Réunion pour les spécimens examinés), 149 (Réunion, 2-5 m). - Mission Poupin, avril 2008 (D'après photographies du programme BIOTAS).

New Caledonia data
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Chan TY & Mitsuhashi M, Compendium of marine species from New Caledonia, Vol II7: 295-299

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Alpheus obesomanus - Boone, 1935: 135, pl. 35, in coral; "partim" in A.H. & D.M. Banner (1964: 88), (Raiatea, Tahiti). - A.H. & D.M. Banner, 1966a: 174 (Syn.); 1967: 269 ("BD2-3, from coral heads, BD4, from reef flat, BD5, outer ridge encrusted with smooth coralline alga, BD30, various heads of coral, BD37" = Tahiti, "BD8-9, BD13, from various living and dead corals, BD14, BD19, from dead and overgrown heads of Pocillopora spp., BD20, from massive dead heads of Porites, BD21, from scattered heads of dead coral, BD26, fom living and dead coral" = Bora Bora, "BD32" = Moorea). - Miya, 1974: 127, pl. 22, fig. a-e (Syn.). - Odinetz, 1983: 207 (Tahiti, not indicated in work but mentioned in MNHN collections; in coral Pocillopora, non obligate associate). - Poupin, 1998: 20, fig. 3 (Checklist). - Anker, 2001, fasc. 2: 214 (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 - Unpublished specimens - Moorea fieldwork December 2006, coll.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 (with 'complex').

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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