Decapoda - Brachyura - Sesarmidae - Parasesarma

Parasesarma leptosoma (Hilgendorf, 1869)

World Distribution
MASDEA/AfReMas (Internet), ABRS (Internet) - Afrique orientale, Kenya, Tanzanie, Mozambique, Afrique du Sud, Australie orientale, Nouvelle-Calédonie, Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée, Fidji. Comprend Mayotte, premier signalement.

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

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

Mayotte data
Parasesarma leptosoma (Hilgendorf, 1869)
Material examined — See Bouchard et al., 2013: 21, fig. 16 - Mayotte KUW 2009, coll. J.-M. Bouchard, 16 April 2008, st. 3, 12°55'41" S, 44°09'27" E, in roots of Rhizophora mangrove tree, near freshwater rill, 1 M 12.0 x 13.6 mm, MNHN B32081, MNHN-IU-2009-1000. - Mayotte, 2011, photo N. Verneau, in Badamiers mangrove trees, high tide, CW about 25 mm, not collected, tentative det. from photo J. Poupin, 13/12/2017.
Remarks — See 'Comment' in Bouchard et al. (2013: 22) for this crab, adapted to live in canopy of mangrove trees. According to Rahayu & Ng (2009) P. leptosoma s.l. is a complex of species in need of revision.
Geographic and depth ranges (P. leptosoma s.l.) — IWP, Kenya, Mayotte (this work), South Africa to Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Fiji; supratidal, land.

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

Comment(s) on data
Ng et al., 2008 : 222 (Liste des noms valides).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database