Decapoda - Caridea - Alpheidae - Alpheus

Alpheus rapax Fabricius, 1798

World Distribution
Anker (2001) - Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, E. Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Ryukyu Islands, S. China, Singapore, Philippines, Malyasia, Indonesia, Australia, Micronesia, Tonga, Hawaii "Many records listed above could refer to other species". Plus French Polynesia
Anker (2001), Poupin (Internet), MASDEA/AfReMas (Internet) - Indo-ouest Pacifique. Mer Rouge, Golfe d'Aden, Afrique orientale, Mozambique, Tanzanie, Afrique du Sud, Madagascar, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailande, Vietnam, Japon, Chine, Singapore, Philippines, Malaisie, Indonésie, Australie, Micronésie, Tonga, Hawaii, Polynésie française. Comprend aussi Europa, Mayotte, premier signalement. Anker (2001) mentionne que "Many records could refer to other species".

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-10 m

Mayotte data
Alpheus rapax - Mayotte, d'après une photo E. Frouin. Dét. J. Poupin.

Europa data
Alpheus rapax - Dérijard, 1966 : 177 (Europa).

New Caledonia data
Alpheus rapax ? - Juncker & Poupin (2009: 7, n°37, CRISP Report) - New Caledonia - From photo J. Barrault (Pindaï).

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Alpheus rapax - Unpublished specimen - Moorea fieldwork December 2006 (first record), Haapiti mangrove, coll. Poupin, 'Yabby pump' on burrow, sand and mud, 1 specimen (MNHN), photograph, det. A. Anker/J. Poupin. - Alpeus sp. aff. rapax (Pre-det A. Anker, from photos) - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ13-R, Tahuata, 27-35 m, coll. Starmer et al., sample LC121.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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