Decapoda - Brachyura - Portunidae - Portunus

Portunus pubescens (Dana, 1852)



World Distribution
(Garth, 1973: 317) - Easter Island (Hanga-Roa), Australia (New South Wales, Port Jackson), Hawaii, Line Islands (Palmyra). - Soft bottom ("Mud or sandy mud, 20-30m deep", in Stephenson & Campbell, 1959: 101). - Boyko & Liguori (2014, Pac. Sc.) - India, Hawai‘i (type locality of Lupa pubescens, as “Sandwich Islands”), Japan, Philippines, Australia (type locality of Neptunus tomentosus), Mozambique
Channel, Line Islands (Stephenson 1972), Easter Island (Garth 1973). - Also New Caledonia, French Polynesia from this database.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Soft bottom (mud or sand)

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

New Caledonia data
Lagon 5 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW265 — Moosa MK.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
EASTER ISLAND - Portunus pubescens - Garth, 1973: 316 (Easter Island, Hanga-Roa, 1 female). - Báez & Ruiz, 1985: 102 (Easter Island; specimens deposited in MNHN Santiago, coll. 1960-1978). - Boyko & Liguori, 2014: 569, Pac. Sc., Easter Island: lacm CR 19653451, 1 female (44.6 by 28.0 mm), Hanga Roa, coll. I. E. Efford and J. A. Mathias, January 1965.
FRENCH POLYNESIA - Portunus pubescens - Det. J. Poupin from carapace photos by Miller at Tubuai Island, 2006-2008.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database