Decapoda - Brachyura - Xanthidae - Platypodia

Platypodia morini (Ward, 1942)



World Distribution
Serène (1984 : 163), MASDEA/AfReMas (Internet) - Océan Indien, Seychelles (Aldabra), Chagos, jusqu'à 42 m. Mayotte, premier signalement.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 30-42 m

Mayotte data
Platypodia morini (Ward, 1942)
Material examined — Mayotte KUW 2009, st. 22, Islet Choizil, west, Malandzamiayajou, 30-35 m, 1 M 12.3 x 18.2 mm, MNHN B32294, MNHN-IU-2009-1112 (checked July 2011, photos).
Remarks — This seems to be the first report of this rare species since Serène (1984). Guinot (1964b, pl. I) has given good figures of this species.
Geographic and depth ranges — IO, Seychelles (Aldabra), Mayotte (this work) to Chagos Islands; shallow water to 42 m.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database