Decapoda - Brachyura - Euryplacidae - Platyozius

Platyozius laevis (Borradaile, 1902)



World Distribution
Castro (2010: 88, Zootaxa) - Wide distribution across the Indo-West Pacific region: Indian Ocean from Madagascar, Seychelles, the Maldives, and India (unpublished manuscript by M. Deb, Zoological Survey of India); western Pacific from southern Japan to Indonesia (photographic evidence from Sulawesi), New Caledonia, and Queensland, Australia; Micronesia, Marshall Is., Hawaiian Is., and French Polynesia. Depth: intertidal to 200 m. Also Juan de Nova, Glorieuses.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-200 m

Mayotte data
Platyozius laevis - Expedition Glorieuses December 2012 (new record) - from BIOTAS 2009 photos, sp. MEPA1415. - Expedition Juan de Nova December 2013, outer-reef, st. 31,13/12/2013, dive outer reef 18-19 m (nr), coll. Thierry Mulochau, 1ov. female 9.7x12.3 mm (photo) (MNHN).

New Caledonia data
Platyozius laevis - Castro, 2010: 86, Chesterfield Is. CORAIL 2: stn.DW1, 20°55.9’S, 161°40.7’E, 59 m, 20.07.1988: 1 female, 6.5 mm × 7.7 mm (MNHN-B30801). – Stn. DW 11, 20°59’S, 161°41’E, 58 m, 20.07.1988: 1 male, 5.5 mm × 6.9 mm (MNHN-B30779). New Caledonia. LAGON: stn. 229, Ile Ouen, Baie du Prony, 22°39’S, 166°39’E, 41 m: 1 male, 6.6 mm × 8.0 mm (MNHN-B30778). LAGON EST: stn. 748, 21°16.9’S, 165°49.9’E, 35 m, 06.01.1987: 1 pre-adult female, 6.1 mm × 7.4 mm, photograph CB 392 (MNHN-B30782). MUSORSTOM 5: stn. DW 264, 25°19.69’S, 159°44.33’E, 56 m, 08.10.1986: 1 male, 7.0 mm × 8.5 mm, photograph (MNHN-B30780) NORFOLK 2: stn. DW 2135, 23°02’S, 168°21’E, 295–330 m, 03.11.2003: 1 female, 5.4 mm × 6.7 mm (MNHN-B30781). Loyalty Is. Ouvéa I., Mouli, diving, 11 m, J.-P. Menou coll., 13.11.1991: 1 male, 10.1 mm × 12.5 mm, photograph CB 1070 (MNHN-B30608).

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Platyozius laevis - Castro, 2010: 87, French Polynesia. Tuamotu Archipelago, Rangiroa Atoll, ca. 1 km S of NW point of atoll off Motu Maeherahonae, stn. BRNG–31, 14°55.72’S, 147°51.47’W, reef flat, under coral rubble, Liu et al. coll., 13.10.2001: 2 females, 9.5 mm × 12.1 mm, 12.5 mm × 16.0 mm, photographs GP909: 5–7 and 912: 9–11 (UF 1534). Society Is., Moorea, offshore between Motu Tiahura and Fareone, outer reef slope, 17.4848°N, 149.9172°W, S. McKeon et al. coll., 14.10.2008: 1 ovigerous female, 7.8 mm × 9.4 mm (UF 15510).

Comment(s) on data
Platyozius laevis (Borradaile, 1902) is the valid name, not Eucrate laevis (Borradaile, 1903) as indicated in WoRMS (February 2013).

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