Decapoda - Brachyura - Ocypodidae - Ocypode

Ocypode pallidula Jacquinot, in Hombron & Jacquinot, 1846



World Distribution
McLay (2009: 57, Zootaxa) - Madagascar, Mauritius, Moluccas, Timor, Celebes, New Guinea, Australia (Queensland, Coral Sea), Norfolk I., Kermadec Is, Cook Is, French Polynesia (type locality: Gambier Is, Tuamotu Archipelago), Johnston I, Laysan I and Midway. It is clearly a widespread Indo-West Pacific species. Ocypode pallidula inhabits the intertidal zone on sandy shores. Include Réunion, ?Europa, New Caledonia, Wallis & Futuna, French Polynesia.

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

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

Mayotte data
Ocypode pallidula. - Expedition Juan de Nova December 2013, intertidal, st20, st1 (nr), 1 M 11.8x14.8 mm (photo) (MNHN). - BIOTAS 2009, Juan de Nova, st. JDN09 lots MEPA-00523;

Europa data
Ocypode ?pallidula - Europa, BIOTAS collections, specimen MEPA-00034, st. EURO-1, MEPA-00308, 00310, st. EURO-4, pre-det. J. Poupin d'après photos. Premier signalement.

Réunion data
Ocypode pallidula - Mission Poupin, avril 2008 (MNHN, St. 1, 5 spp. 6,4x8,0-13,9x17,3 mm). - Sakai & Türkay (2013: 726, Memoirs of the Queensland Museum — Nature) - Réunion. Beach near La Saline des Bains (21°05.68´S, 55°14.08´E), male, 6 females (SMF-18278), 28-30.i.1989, H. G. Müller; — Pointe des Avirons, N of l’etang Salé de Bains (21°15.11´S, 55°19.23´E), sandy beach, male, 2 females (SMF-18279), 31.i.1989, H.G. Müller; — St. Paul beach (21°00.53´S, 55°16.1´E), 3 males (SMF-18280), 1.ii.1989, H.G. Müller.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
WALLIS & FUTUNA - Ocypode pallidula - Poupin & Juncker, in preparation (Alofi). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Ocypode pallidula Hombron & Jacquinot, 1846, pl. 6, fig. 1a (Mangareva). - Sakai & Türkay, 1976: 87, fig. 14-15 ("Rikitea" = Mangareva; type material, Syn.). - Jones, 1988: 34 (Syn.). - Poupin, 1994a: 70, fig. 66, pl. 8f (Aukena; coll. Frv Marara); 1996a: 3, 73 (Checklist, with a new record from Moruroa). - Holthuis, 2002, 421 (Authors & date of publication of crustacea collected by French corvettes "Astrolabe et Zélée"). - Ocypode cordimana (Junior) - Jacquinot & Lucas, 1853: 64 (Mangareva) not O. cordimana Desmaret, 1825 = O. pallidula fide Sakai & Türkay (1976: 87). - Ocypode urvillei - Nobili, 1907: 407, pro parte ("Rikitea" = Mangareva, Marutea?). - Seurat, 1934: 52 (Mangareva; Nobili's material) - The two references, not O. urvillei Guérin-Méneville, 1829, synonym of O. cerathophthalma = O. pallidula (cf. Remark). - Ocypode laevis - Chevalier et al., 1968: 109 (Moruroa) - Synonyms - Ocypode laevis Dana, 1852 - Relevant material - ? Ocypode sp. - Unpublished specimens, MNHN - Coll. P. Laboute (Scilly, 1 sp. MNHN B18952), Coll. B. Salvat (Tuamotu, 7 males, MNHN B19249, 3 males, MNHN B19250, in study K. Sakai. - Unpublished specimens, coll. BENTHAUS Expedition (Poupin, Molodtsowa, Richer), November 16, 2002, Austral, Raevavae Island, motu and seashore near wharf, burrows in fine sand, det. J. Poupin November 25, 2003 (2 sp. from seashore, 3 sp. plus 1 juv. from motu, in MNHN collections). - Remark: After Ortmann (1897a: 366), Ocypode pallidula, was usually considered as the same as O. urvillei (= O. cerathophthalma). Its validity was re-established by Sakai & Türkay (1976). The material mentioned in Nobili (1907) and Seurat (1934), under O. urvillei has been collected at Marutea South and Mangareva. The specimens from this second island are in fact O. pallidula (verification in the collections of Paris: 1 sp. labelled "Ocypoda urvillei Guér., Seurat coll. 1905, Bouvier dét., G. Nobili vérif. 1906", MNHN B11841, is a real O. pallidula). The specimens from Marutea South could reasonably be O. cerathophthalma, very common in the Tuamotu. - Ocypode ?pallidula - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ7-M, Nuku Hiva, baie Controleur, 0-1 m, coll. Poupin, sample JP37 (photo, stridulating ridge not distinct on inner face of big palm, check the specimen), JP38, St. MQ25-M, Nuku Hiva, baie Hakatea, intertidal, coll. Corbari et al., sample LC293, LC300 (photo).
Sakai & Türkay (2013: 726, Memoirs of the Queensland Museum — Nature) - French Polynesia, Rurutu (22°27.25´S, 151°19.71´E), Austral Islands, 2 males, female (MNHN), v.1980, P. Fourmanoir; male (SMF-9408); — Gambier Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago, 5 males (MNHN); — Mangareva I., Gambier Is, Tuamotu Archipelago, male (MNHN); — Rikitea, Mangareva I., Gambier Is, Tuamotu Archipelago, female (MNHN).

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