Decapoda - Brachyura - Grapsidae - Pachygrapsus

Pachygrapsus minutus A. Milne-Edwards, 1873



World Distribution
Poupin et al. (2005: 33) - Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea to Mexican oceanic islands: Madagascar, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, China, Japan, west and east Pacific islands (Caroline Is., Mariana Is., Fiji, Niue, Kiribati, Samoa, Hawaiian Is., Line Is., French Polynesia, Clipperton, Revillagigedo Is.). Plus Wallis & Futuna.
Poupin et al. (2005 : 33) - Indo-Ouest Pacifique. Mer Rouge aux îles océaniques mexicaines. Comprend Afrique orientale, Madagascar, Mayotte, premier signalement, Europa. Thailande, Indonésie, Australie, Chine, Japon, Carolines, Mariannes, Fidji, Niue, Kiribati, Samoa, Hawaii, Wallis & Futuna, Polynénsie française, Clipperton, Revillagigedo.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Hard bottom (rock and rubbles)

Vertical range : Intertidal - Min-Max observed: 0-6 m

Mayotte data
Pachygrapsus minutus - Mission KUW novembre 2009 st. 10, Îlot Est quatres frères (Vatou), 4 femelles de 4,5 x 6,5 à 5,7 x 8,3 (ovigère) mm, MNHN B32068 ; st. 6, Déversoir Badamiers, Petite Terre, intertidal, mâle 6,0x8,1 mm, 1 femelle parasité sacculine 4,8x6,9 mm, 1 femelle 3,5x5,3 mm, MNHN sans numéro, det. septembre 2011 ; st. 26, Platier de Mutsumbatsou, 1 mâle 4,3 x 6,5 mm, 1 femelle 3,8 x 5,6 mm, MNHN B32069, plus 1 mâle 3,3x5,2 (mélangé à des Macrophthalmus de petite taille) ; st. 31, Brandélé, "Musicale Plage", 1 mâle 5,3 x 7,6 mm, 5 femelles de 3,0 x 4,5 à 4,8 x 7,0 mm, MNHN B32070. - Expedition Glorieuses December 2012 (new record), st. BIO 22, st. BIO 30, st. BIO 34. - Expedition Juan de Nova December 2013, intertidal, st 20, fore-reef, st5 (several) (nr), st8, st11, 1 male 5.0x7.8 mm (photo), 1 male, 1 ov. female, st. 17, 1 male, st. 20 (MNHN).. - BIOTAS 2009, Juan de Nova, st. JDN01, lots MEPA-00362, 367

Europa data
Pachygrapsus minutus - Europa, Mission BIOTAS, specimens MEPA-00023, 00027, st. EURO-1, dét. Poupin d'après photos. - Europa, Mission BIORECIE, St. 1, St. 4, St. 8, 1 male, 1 female (MNHN), St. 11, 1 female 4.5x7.0 mm (MNHN), St. 15, 1 male 4.3x6.5 mm, 1 female 3.7x5.8 mm (MNHN). Premier signalement.

Réunion data
Pachygrapsus minutus - Peyrot-Clausade, 1977 : annexe, p. 25 (Réunion).

New Caledonia data
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Edwards AM, Nouv Arch MNHN 8: 229-267

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
WALLIS & FUTUNA - Pachygrapsus minutus - Poupin & Juncker, in prep (Alofi, Futuna, Wallis). - CLIPPERTON - Pachygrapsus minutus - Hertlein & Emerson, 1957: 5 (Clipperton). - Garth, 1965: 27, fig. 14 (Clipperton). - Poupin et al., 2005: 31, figs 9a-d, 14c, 15c (Clipperton). - Poupin et al., 2007 (Clipperton new coll.). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Pachygrapsus minutus - Forest & Guinot, 1961: 155 (Hikueru, Tahiti); 1962: 72 (Biogeography "Tahiti-Tuamotu"). - Peyrot-Clausade, 1977a, annex of the species: 25; 1977b: 213; 1985: 462 (Moorea); 1989: 113 (Tikehau). - Monteforte, 1984: 172, annex 1, tab. a (Makatea, Mataiva, Moorea, Tahiti, Takapoto); 1987: 9 (Moorea). - Delesalle, 1985: 289 (Mataiva). - Guinot, 1985: 453 (List). - Poupin, 1996a: 68 (Checklist). - Poupin et al., 2005: 31, fig. 9a-d, 14c, 15c (Aukena, Moruroa, Nuku Hiva, Tahiti) - Relevant material - Pachygrapsus aff. minutus - Naim, 1980a: 55, annex 1, tab. 3 (Moorea; very small adult specimens, possibly of a new species). - Guinot, 1985: 453 (List). - Moorea Biocode project. - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ5-M, Nuku Hiva, intertidal, coll. Starmer, Poupin, sample JP14 (several specimens), St. MQ12-M, Tahuata, intertidal, coll. Poupin, sample LC76, St. MQ18-M, Hiva Oa, intertidal, coll. Corbari et al., sample LC244, St. MQ29-M, Eiao, intertidal, coll. Corbari et al., sample LC375.

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