Decapoda - Brachyura - Pilumnidae - Pilumnus

Pilumnus vespertilio (Fabricius, 1793)



World Distribution
Indo-West Pacific. South Africa, Australia, Japan, Wallis & Futuna, Hawaii.
Sakai (CD - 2004) - Indo-ouest Pacifique. Mer Rouge, Afrique orientale, Zanzibar, Tanzanie, Mozambique, Afrique du Sud, Seychelles, Mayotte, Madagascar, Maurice, Inde, Indonésie, Malaisie, Singapour, Thailande, Chine, Taiwan, Japon, Australie, Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée, Nouvelle-Calédonie, Nouvelle-Zélande, Carolines, Salomon, Vanuatu, Fidji, Samoa, Hawaii. Plus Wallis & Futuna.

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

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

Mayotte data
Pilumnus vespertilio (Fabricius, 1793)
Material examined — Mayotte KUW 2009, st. 2, littoral Trevani beach to Kangani Mangrove, 2 FF 6.0 x 8.3 & 10.5 x 15.0 mm (11.2 x 16.0 on field label, photo) MNHN B32296, MNHN-IU-2009-1114; st. 6, Déversoir Badamiers, Petite Terre, intertidal, 4 juv. 4.5 x 6 to 8.4 x 10.6 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-7231, det. September 2011; st. 10, east Islet 'Quatres frères, Vatou', littoral, 1 F ov. 16.4 x 21 mm (photos), 4 F ov., 1 F, 1 M, 1 juv, MNHN B32464, MNHN-IU-2009-1226; st. 26, Mutsumbatsou reef flat, intertidal, 1 M 15.5 x 21 mm, MNHN B32463, MNHN-IU-2009-1225; st. 38, southwest Chiconi/Sada bay, coll. J. -M. Bouchard, intertidal, 24 July 2008, 3 MM 6.0 x 8.5 to 11.8 x 16.5 mm, 1 F ov. 8.0 x 11.0 mm, MNHN B32295, MNHN-IU-2009-1113.
Other records — Guinot, 1958c: 278, Mayotte, 1 M 6 x 4.7 mm, MNHN. - Photo Yvon Gildas - Mayotte sur le site : http://www.mayotte-photos-plongee.com/
Geographic and depth ranges — IWP, Mozambique, Mayotte (this work), South Africa to Hawaii, Wallis & Futuna; intertidal, subtidal.

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 - Pilumnus vespertilio - Poupin & Juncker, in preparation (Wallis).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database