Decapoda - Brachyura - Percnidae - Percnon

Percnon planissimum (Herbst, 1804)



World Distribution
McLay (2009: 53, Zootaxa) - Red Sea, East Africa, Cocos-Keeling Is, Japan, southeast Australia, Middleton and Elizabeth Reefs (Tasman Sea), Niue, Tahiti (French Polynesia), Hawaiian Is, and now the Kermadec Is and New Zealand. P. planissimum is a very widespread Indo-West Pacific species. Inhabits rocky substrates in the depth range 0–5 m. Include Réunion, Comoro (Mayotte), Europa, New Caledonia, Wallis & Futuna, French Polynesia.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-6 m

Mayotte data
Percnon planissimum (Herbst, 1804)
Material examined — Mayotte KUW 2009, st. 26, 1 F ov. 17.5 x 15.5 mm, MNHN B32057, MNHN-IU-2009-976; st. 31, 1 M 9,0 x 8,0 mm, 1 F ov. 13.0 x 12.0 mm, MNHN B32056, MNHN-IU-2009-975
Other records — Percnon planissimum - Crosnier, 1965: 90, fig. 135, 138, 144, 150-151, Mayotte, Glorieuses. - Guinot, 1967: 289, list with Mayotte, Glorieuses. - Poupin et al., 2013c: 12, Glorieuses, Expedition Glorieuses December 2012, st. BIO 22, st. BIO 31. - Mayotte photo Norbert Verneau (2010-11).
Geographic and depth ranges — IWP, Red Sea, South Africa to Hawaii, French Polynesia; low intertidal, shallow subtidal

Europa data
Percnon planissimum - Fourmanoir, 1952 : 176 (Europa). - Crosnier, 1965 : 90 (Europa). - Dérijard, 1966 : 174 (Europa). - Guinot, 1967 : 289 (Liste, avec Europa). - Europa, BIOTAS collections, specimen MEPA-00001 à 3, 00037, st EURO-1, MEPA-00173, st EURO-7, dét. J. Poupin d'après photo. - Europa, Mission BIORECIE, st. 1 ; st. 8.

Réunion data
Percnon planissimum - Mission Poupin, avril 2008 (MNHN, St. 10, 1 femelle ovigère 19,2x17,5 mm, st. 12, 1 mâle 29,8x27,8 mm, phographies J. Poupin, S. Ribes, programme BIOTAS). - Doubtful, even if P. planissimum has a wide distribution and can be at Réunion; probaly P. guinotae instead, see under that species.

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 - Percnon planissimum - Poupin & Juncker, in prep (Futuna). - FRENCH POLYNESIA. - Acanthopus planissimus - Dana, 1852b: 372 (Raraka, Tahiti). - Heller, 1865: 51(Tahiti). - Acanthopus tenuifrons H. Milne Edwards, 1853: 180 (Nuku Hiva). - Percnon planissimus - Nobili, 1907: 406 (Hao, Mangareva, Marutea). - Monteforte, 1984: 172, annex 1, tab. a (Makatea, Mataiva, Tahiti). - Peyrot-Clausade, 1989: 113 (Tikehau). - Percnon planissimum - Rathbun, 1907: 37 (Fakarava). - Pesta, 1913: 64 (Tahiti). - Edmondson, 1959: 197, fig. 25c, 27a-c (Marquesas). - Forest & Guinot, 1961: 163 (Marutea South, Tahiti; Syn.); 1962: 74 (Biogeography "Tahiti-Tuamotu, Marquesas"). - Chevalier et al., 1968: 95, 138 (Moruroa). - Guinot, 1985: 454 (List). - Poupin, 1994a: 64, fig. 60, pl. 8a (Mangareva, Taiaro; coll. Frv Marara); 1996a: 71 (Checklist). - Field observation, 2006, photograph by P. Bacchet, det. Poupin, Tahiti, reef 0.5 m. - Moorea Biocode project. - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ5-M, Nuku Hiva, intertidal, coll. Starmer, Poupin, sample JP25, St. MQ10-M, Hiva Oa, intertidal, coll. Starmer, Poupin, sample LC46, St. MQ12-M, Tahuata, intertidal, coll. Corbari et al., sample LC69, LC98, St. MQ18-M, Hiva Oa, intertidal, coll. Corbari et al., sample LC232, St. MQ29-M, Eiao, intertidal, coll. Corbari et al., sample LC369. - Salvat & Bacchet, 2011: 257, photo, field guide 'Au Vent des Iles Ed. Tahiti - French Polynesia, most often Society (Moorea, Tahiti). - Mission CRIOBE 2014 (collection, Makatea, 1982, coll. Monteforte, det. Crosnier).

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