Decapoda - Brachyura - Xanthidae - Polydectus

Polydectus cupulifer (Latreille, in Milbert 1812)



World Distribution
Chen & Hsueh (2007: 412) - IWP, Taiwan, Japan, Hawaii and French Polynesia
Sakai (2004 - CD) - Indo-ouest Pacifique. Mer Rouge, Madagascar, Maurice, Coetivy, Cocos-Keeling, Indonésie, Singapour, Japon, Hawaii, Polynésie française.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with anemones

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

Mayotte data
Polydectus cupulifer - Mayotte, Mission KUW novembre 2009, st. 23, Passe Choizil, "Patate à Teddy", 15-30 m, 1 femelle 5x5,5 mm, MNHN B32429.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Polydectus villosus Dana, 1852a: 81; 1852b: 227; 1855, pl. 13, fig. 3a-e (Raraka). - Polydectus cupulifer - Forest & Guinot, 1962: 68 (Biogeography "Tahiti-Tuamotu"). - Guinot, 1976: 65 (Syn.); 1985: 452 (List). - Serène, 1984: 24, fig. 1, pl. 1a (Syn.). - Poupin, 1996a: 37 (Checklist). - Remark: anemones on the claws; cf. Guinot et al. (1995: 406).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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