Decapoda - Brachyura - Matutidae - Ashtoret

Ashtoret picta (Hess, 1865)



World Distribution
Galil & Clark (1994: 20, Zool. Verh. Leiden) - Indo-west Pacific - Red Sea and East Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles, Mauritius, Ceylon, Malaysia, Australia. Also French Polynesia, Marquesas, Society.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 7-56 m

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Matuta banksii - Rathbun, 1907: 68 (Nuku Hiva). - Guinot, 1985: 453 (List). - Ashtoret lunaris - Galil & Clark, 1994: 5, fig. 1a-b, pl. 1a-b [Syn., M. banksii Leach, 1817 = A. lunaris (Forskal, 1775)]. - Poupin, 1996a: 25 (Checklist, from Rathbun ref.). All not A. lunaris (Forskal), cf. Galil, 2001. - Matuta picta - Poupin, 1994a: 27, fig. 23, pl. 3b (Tahiti; coll. Frv Marara); 1996a: 25 (Checklist). - Ashtoret picta - Galil & Clark, 1994: 18, fig. 3c-d, pl. 6a-b (Tahiti, coll. Poupin, Pointe Venus) - Galil, 2001: 500 (Eiao, Hiva Oa, Ua Huka; MUSORSTOM 9 campaign, 7-56 m; Syn.). - Remark: In the revision of the genus Matuta by Galil & Clark (1994), the location "Tahiti", that should appear under Ashtoret picta, is erroneously mentioned under Ashtoret granulosa (Miers, 1877) a species still unknown from French Polynesia (Galil, personal communication). - Moorea Biocode project.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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