Decapoda - Brachyura - Ocypodidae - Ocypode

Ocypode ceratophthalmus (Pallas, 1772)



World Distribution
MASDEA/AfReMas (Internet), Poupin (BD Internet) - Red Sea, Eastern Africa, Kenya, Somalia, Mozambique, Tanzania, South Africa, Europa, Madagascar, Comoros (Mayotte), Seychelles, Mauritius, Réunion, Wallis & Futuna, Japan, Hawaii, French Polynesia, Clipperton.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Soft bottom (mud or sand)

Vertical range : Intertidal - Min-Max observed: 0-1 m

Mayotte data
Ocypode ceratophthalmus (Pallas, 1772)
Material examined — See Bouchard et al., 2013: 39 fig. 33 - Mayotte KUW 2009, st. 1, Trévani beach, 3 MM 19.5 x 22.5 to 26.8 x 31.0 mm, 2 FF 27.0 x 31.5 mm, 33.0 x 38.4mm, 1 juv. 10.5 x 12.5 mm (photo), MNHN B32086, MNHN-IU-2009-1005; st. 2, intertidal from Trevani to Kangani mangrove, 1 juv. 14 x 16.8 mm (with hesitation, photo); st. 21a, Islet Choizil, field observation only, no specimens; st. 26, beach near Mutsumbatsou reef flat, 2 juv. (with hesitation); st. 29, Mboianatsa beach, Ngouja hotel, 2 MM 31.8 x 37.7 mm, 34.0 x 38.6 mm (photo), MNHN B32085, MNHN-IU-2009-1004; st. 31, Brandélé, Musicale beach, 1 juv. (with hesitation, det. Poupin, Cléva); coll. Lisa, Tom & J.-M. Bouchard, 05/01/2010, Mliha beach, 5 juv., MNHN B32255, MNHN-IU-2009-1073; same collectors, upper beach of Ambato, 3 km far from Mliha beach, 2 MM 13.6 x 16.0 mm, 17.6 x 20.6 mm, 2 juv., MNHN B32256, MNHN-IU-2009-1074.
Other records — Fourmanoir, 1954: 1, Juan de Nova. - Poupin et al., 2013c: 12, Glorieuses, 1 juv. MNHN-IU-2013-7329, Expedition Glorieuses December 2012 (new record), st. BIO 32, st. BIO 37. - Poupin, 2016: Juan de Nova, Expedition Juan de Nova December 2013, st. terrestrial 1 (nr), intertidal, st20. - Orlowski, Sabine, April 2018: Tromelin, unpublished, photo of a specimen, upper littoral, det. from photo, J. Poupin.
Remarks — Juveniles of this species can be easily confused with Ocypode pallidula Hombron & Jacquinot, 1846 (see 'Comment' in Bouchard et al., 2013).
Geographic and depth ranges — IWP, Red Sea, Mayotte (this work), South Africa to Hawaii, French Polynesia, to Clipperton in eastern Pacific; supratidal.

Europa data
Ocypode ceratophthalma - Fourmanoir, 1952 : 176 (Europa). - Crosnier, 1965 : 95 (Europa). - Dérijard, 1966 : 170 (Europa). - Guinot, 1967 : 281 (Liste, avec Europa). - Mission BIORECIE - Photo F. Fromard, mai 2011. - Europa, Mission BIORECIE, haut de plage, st. 1 (photo, sp. non conservé), st. 3, st. 6, 1 male 16.3x17.6 mm (cassé, MNHN), 3 males juveniles, 2 femelles juveniles (MNHN).

Réunion data
Ocypode ceratophthalma - A. Milne-Edwards, 1862, annexe F : 5 (Réunion, coll. Maillard). - Ocypode ceratophthamus - Mission Poupin, avril 2008 (MNHN, St. 3, 1 femelle 35x39 mm). - Sakai & Türkay (2013: 687, Memoirs of the Queensland Museum — Nature) - Réunion. No further data, male (MHNG); — St. Paul (21°0.54´S, 55°16.09´E), beach, 2 males (SMF-18274), 1.ii.1989, H. G. Müller;— Beach at Caphomard (21°2.0´S, 55°13.25´E), 1 juv. (SMF-18272), 30.i.1989, H. G. Müller; — N l’Etang-Sale-les-Bains, Pnte. Des Avirons (21°14.21´S, 55°18.39´E), beach, from burrows, male (SMF-18273), 31.i.1989, H. G.Müller.

New Caledonia data
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Ng P.K.L & Richer de Forges B., Compendium of marine species from New Caledonia, Vol II7: 315-332

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
WALLIS & FUTUNA - Ocypode ceratophthalma - Poupin & Juncker, in preparation (Alofi, Futuna, Wallis). - CLIPPERTON - Ocypode ceratophthalma - Garth, 1965: 37, figs 23-26 (Clipperton). - Richard et al., 1968: 8 (Clipperton). - Poupin et al., 2007 (Clipperton new coll.). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Ocypode urvillei Guérin-Méneville, 1829: pl. 1, fig. 1, 1a-b; 1838: 9 (Tahiti). - Owen, 1839: 80 ("Low islands" = Tuamotu). - Nobili, 1907: 407 pro parte (Marutea?, cf. Remark sous O. pallidula). - Forest & Guinot, 1962: 70 (Biogeography "Tahiti-Tuamotu"). - Guinot, 1985: 453, with a ? (List). - Ocypode ceratophthalma - Stimpson, 1858b: 100 [46]; 1907: 108, pl. 12, fig. 2 (Tahiti). - Ortmann, 1897a: 364 (Syn.). - Rathbun, 1907: 26 (Fakarava, Makemo, Rangiroa). - Sendler, 1923: 21 (Tahiti). - Holthuis, 1953: 28 (Raroia). - Morrison, 1954: 9 (Raroia). - Forest & Guinot, 1962: 70 (Biogeography "Tahiti-Tuamotu"). - Sakai & Türkay, 1976: 86, fig. 13 (Syn.). - Monteforte, 1984: 173, annex 1, tab. a (Makatea, Mataiva, Takapoto). - Delesalle, 1985: 289, 303 (Mataiva). - Guinot, 1985: 453 (List). - Harmelin-Vivien, 1985: 239 (Tikehau). - Salvat & Richard, 1985: 359 (Takapoto). - Poupin, 1994a: 68, fig. 64, pl. 8c-d (Tahiti, Taiaro, Scilly); 1996a: 73 (Checklist). - Ocypode cordimana - Kingsley, 1880b: 186 (Tahiti) not O. cordimana Desmaret, 1825 = O. urvillei, synonym of O. ceratophthalma, fide Ortmann (1897a: 366). - ? Oxypode (sic) - Charleux, 1986: 81, photograph (French Polynesia), det. according to the photograph - Unpublished specimens, MNHN - Coll. Frv Mararan, det. J. Poupin, February 1996, (Nuku Hiva); coll. B. Richer de Forges, det. J. Poupin, MUSORSTOM 9 campaign, 6/09/97 (Eiao) - Field observation - J. Poupin, September 1997, beach of black sand (Oponohu bay, Moorea). - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ7-M, Nuku Hiva, baie Controleur, 0-1 m, coll. Corbari et al., sample JP35, St. MQ10-M, Hiva Oa, intertidal, coll. Poupin, Starmer, sample LC44, St. MQ25-M, Nuku Hiva, baie Hakatea, intertidal, coll. Corbari et al., sample LC295, St. MQ29-M, Eiao, intertidal, coll. Corbari et al., sample LC367 (photos). - Salvat & Bacchet, 2011: 257, photo, field guide 'Au Vent des Iles Ed. Tahiti - French Polynesia, most often Society (Moorea, Tahiti).
Sakai & Türkay (2013: 687, Memoirs of the Queensland Museum — Nature) - French Polynesia. Society Islands: Bora Bora, Motu Babu Cay, 1 juv. male, 1 juv. (USNM-213821); — Raiatea Island, male (USNM-123617); — Tahiti, 1 juv. male (ZMH-2955); 1 juv. female (NHM); — Tahiti, Papeete, 2 juvs. (USNM-89871); — Tahiti, Papeete (17°31.45´S, 149°31.14´W), 4 males, 1 ovig. female (SMF-1931), 'Hanseatische Südsee-Expedition'; — Tuamotu Islands: No exact locality, 2 females (USNM-94563) [det. Holthuis, 1953]; 1 juv. female (USNM-33158), ‘Albatross Expedition’, Fakarava ; — Rangiroa, 2 males, 2 females (UZMK); — Gambier Islands: No exact locality, male (MNHN) [det. Nobili, 1907]; female (MNHN) [det. Nobili, 1907]; — Mangareva, male (MNHN-B4027S), Zelée Expedition. Clipperton Island. — No further data, male, female (USNM-107292); 7 males, 8 females (MNHN).
Mission CRIOBE 2014 (Moorea)

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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