Decapoda - Brachyura - Xanthidae - Atergatis

Atergatis floridus (Linnaeus, 1767)



World Distribution
(Serène, 1984: 148) - Common in the IWP from Red Sea and East Africa to Australia and Hawaii. Including: Wallis & Futuna, French Polynesia, Somalia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Glorieuses. - Castro (2011, Zootaxa), subtidal to at least 15 m.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Hard bottom (rock and rubbles)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-15 m

Mayotte data
Atergatis floridus (Linnaeus, 1767)
Material Examined — Mayotte KUW 2009, st. 12a, La Prévoyante reef, 6-11 m, 1 juv 3.4 x 5.1 mm (field label 3.4 x 9.0 mm, in error), MNHN B32287, MNHN-IU-2009-1105.
Other records — Poupin et al., 2013c: 11, Glorieuses (Expedition Glorieuses December 2012 (new record), st. BIO 34, 1 juv. MNHN-IU-2013-7337)
Remarks — Specimen examined from Mayotte is most probably a juvenile A. floridus but the determination made with hesitation because of the very small size of the specimen.
Geographic and depth ranges — IWP, Red Sea, Mayotte (this work), Mozambic to Hawaii, French Polynesia, subtidal to 15 m.

New Caledonia data
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Edwards AM, Nouv Arch MNHN 8: 229-267

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
WALLIS & FUTUNA - Atergatis floridus - Poupin & Juncker, in preparation (Wallis). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Atergatis floridus - Dana, 1852b: 159; 1855, pl. 7, fig. 4 (Society and Tuamotu). - Heller, 1865: 8 (Tahiti). - Nobili, 1907: 388 ("Ohura" = Hao). - Seurat, 1934: 59 (Hao). - Buitendijk, 1960: 268 (Society). - Forest & Guinot, 1961: 41 (Tahiti; Syn.); 1962: 62 (Biogeography "Tahiti-Tuamotu"). - Peyrot-Clausade, 1977a, annex of the species: 26; 1977b: 212 (Moorea). - Naim, 1980a, annex 1, tab. 3 (Moorea). - Monteforte, 1984: 170, annex 1, tab. a (Moorea, Tahiti); 1987: 8 (Moorea). - Guinot, 1985: 450 (List). - Poupin, 1994a: 35, fig. 31, pl. 4b (Mangareva, Tahiti; coll. Frv Marara); 1996a: 45 (Checklist). - Atergatis ocyroe - Rathbun, 1907: 37 (Bora Bora). - Sendler, 1923: 37 (Tahiti). - New material - Coll. & det. J. Poupin (Moruroa). - Synonyms - Atergatis ocyroe (Herbst, 1801). - Unpublished record, coll. & det. G. Paulay, Tikehau, Tuherahera Motu, Lagoon fringing reef and sand flat in front to Aito Motel (FLMNH-UF 1430).

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