Decapoda - Brachyura - Sesarmidae - Sesarma

Sesarma ortmanni (Crosnier, 1965)



World Distribution
Distribution. – WIO. Somalia, Tanzania, Madagascar and Mayotte (first record). In Bouchard et al. (2013, ARB)

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

Vertical range : Intertidal - Min-Max observed: 0-1 m

Mayotte data
Sesarma ortmanni (Crosnier, 1965)
Material examined — See Bouchard et al., 2013: 18, fig. 13 as ‘Chiromantes’ ortmanni - Mayotte KUW 2009, st. 2, coll. J.-M. Bouchard, 16/04/2008, 12°55,368 S, 45°09,267 E, mangrove, burrows in Rhizophora tree roots, mixed with a lot of Neosarmatium meinerti and 1 F of Perisesarma guttatum, 1 M 11.5 x 15.0 mm, photo, MNHN B32262, MNHN-IU-2009-1080.
Other records — Observation de terrain, juillet 2011, photo Matthias Deuss (détermination d'après la forme du front et mérus des pattes, sans avoir pu vérifier la pince)
Remarks — See 'Comment' in Bouchard et al. (2013: 18) for taxonomy of this species. - Chiromantes" ortmanni - Ng et al., 2008 : 220 (Liste des noms valides avec cette indication p. 224 "Sesarma (Sesarma) eulimene De Man, 1895, and Sesarma (Holometopus) ortmanni Crosnier, 1965, are currently in Chiromantes (sensu Ng & Liu, 1999), but an ongoing revision of this genus by P. K. L. Ng and C. D. Schubart (using morphological and molecular data) shows that they should be transferred a new genus").
Geographic and depth ranges — WIO, Somalia, Tanzania, Mayotte (this work) to Madagascar; supratidal, land.

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