Decapoda - Brachyura - Varunidae - Ptychognathus

Ptychognathus easteranus Rathbun, 1907



World Distribution
Distribution (Garth, 1973: 325; Poupin, 1996a: 69): French Polynesia (Marquesas, Austral, Society), Easter Island.

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

Vertical range : Land & Freshwater - Min-Max observed: 0-95 m

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
EASTER ISLAND - Ptychognathus easteranus Rathbun, 1907: 31 (Easter Island, shore; type locality). - Garth, 1973: 325 (Rathbun, sp. and Hanga Piko). - Boyko & Liguori, 2015: 516, Easter Island ("endemic", no mention of French Polynesian records).

FRENCH POLYNESIA - Ptychognathus easteranus - Marquet, 1988: 90, fig. 48, tab. 23; 1991: 132, tab. 1-2; 1993: tab. 1, 3 (Hiva Oa, Rurutu). - Poupin, 1996a: 6, 69 (Checklist). - Keith et al., 2002: 70, photograph (Atlas: Austral, Marquesas) - Unpublished specimens, MNHN - coll. Frv Marara, det. Poupin (Rapa, ?Tahiti-Taravao coll. ?1997, east coast, and 2002, west coast); coll. BENTHAUS Expedition, Rapa, det. J. Poupin. - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, Fatu Hiva, river mouth, coll. Poupin, Starmer, sample LC168.

Other data
Benthaus Polynesie, STATION — Ng P.K.L & Richer de Forges B., Compendium of marine species from New Caledonia, Vol II7, TTTT: 315-332

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