Decapoda - Brachyura - Portunidae - Portunus

Portunus sanguinolentus (Herbst, 1783)



World Distribution
MASDEA/AfReMas, Poupin (BD - Internet) - Indo-ouest Pacifique. Afrique orientale, Somalie, Mozambique, Afrique du Sud, Madagascar, Seychelles, Maurice, Marshall, Hawaii, Polynésie française. 2-78 m. Comprend, Réunion, Mayotte, premier signalement. Records in Hawaii & FP now attributed to P. hawaiensis (see that species).

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-78 m

Mayotte data
Portunus sanguinolentus (Herbst, 1783) — Legall & Poupin (2018), Mayotte in situ photographs N. Verneau, Dzaoudzi harbor at night, sand bottom, 3 m, and photographs of fishermen in front of mangrove ('Djarifa', fishing) det. J. Poupin from color pattern (three red/brown spots on posterior carapace) — IWP, Somalia, Mayotte (this work), South Africa to Japan, Guam, New Caledonia; subtidal to 78 m — Remarks - Portunus (Portunus) sanguinolentus hawaiiensis Stephenson, 1968 is elevated to species level, with distribution in Hawaii and French Polynesia, and different from Portunus sanguinolentus (Herbst, 1783) s.s. in Castro (2011; following Ng & Lai pers. com.). Other records of P. sanguinolentus s.s. in western Pacific (e.g. Guam, New Caledonia) should be checked for belonging to one or the other species.

Réunion data
Neptunus sanguinolentus - A. Milne-Edwards, 1862, annexe F : 2 (Réunion, coll. Maillard). - Portunus (Portunus) sanguinolentus sanguinolentus - Ng et al., 2008 : 152 (Synonymie et liste à jour des noms valides).

New Caledonia data
Nouvelle Caledonie, CH14 — Moosa MK.
Nouvelle Caledonie, CP2 — Moosa MK.
Lagon 1 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW16 — Moosa MK.
Lagon 1 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW1 — Moosa MK.

Comment(s) on data
Portunus (Portunus) sanguinolentus hawaiiensis Stephenson, 1968 is treated as a species distinct from Portunus sanguinolentus (Herbst, 1783) by Castro (2011), from Ng and Lai (pers. com.), with French Polynesian specimens also attributed to Portunus (Portunus) hawaiiensis Stephenson, 1968.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database