Decapoda - Anomura - Diogenidae - Aniculus

Aniculus aniculus (Fabricius, 1787)



World Distribution
Forest (1984) - Central Pacific Islands, Bonin, Fiji, French Polynesia (Society, Tuamotu, Marquesas, Gambier), Johnston.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-5 m

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Aniculus typicus - Dana, 1852b: 461; 1855, pl. 29, fig. 1 ("Carlshoff" = Aratika, Raraka, "Waterland" = Ahe and/or Manihi). - Cano, 1888: 178 (Tahiti). - Aniculus aniculus - Nobili, 1907: 371 (Marokau). - Seurat, 1934: 61(Tuamotu, Gambier). - Boone, 1935: 36, pl. 8 (Tahiti). - Holthuis, 1953: 41 (Raroia). - Morrison, 1954: 13 (Raroia). - Forest, 1953b: 561; 1956a: 1067 (Hikueru, Tahiti); 1984: 21, fig. 8, 16, 28-30, 35, 66, 68, 74, 76-85 (Fakahina, Hikueru, Mangareva, Marokau, Marutea South, "Matahiva and Tiahura" = Moorea, Moruroa, Rangiroa, Raroia, Tahiti, "Tawhae, Marquesas" = Taiohae at Nuku Hiva, "Tikahau atoll"=Tikehau; Syn.). - Monteforte, 1984: 172, annex 1, tab. a (Makatea, Mataiva, Moorea, Takapoto); 1987: 8 (Moorea). - Delesalle, 1985: 289 (Mataiva). - Rahayu, 1988: 40 (French Polynesia). - Merschardt-Salvat, 1991: 40 (Nukutipipi). - Salvat F. & B., 1992: 5 (Nukutipipi). - Poupin, 1996a: 13 (Checklist). - McLaughlin & Dworschak, 2002: 151 (Tahiti; Heller specimens reexamined in Wien Museum; "Heller did correctly identify two specimens of Aniculus aniculus from Tahiti (as Aniculus typicus), but these were not included in the 'Novara' account"). - Remark: Aniculus typicus, proposed by Dana (1852c) in the place of Pagurus aniculus Fabricius, is no more a valid name (cf. Forest, 1984: 21). - Moorea Biocode project.

Comment(s) on data
Not in Hawaii. An entry in New Caledonia, obviously erroneous, was corrected February 2014.

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