Decapoda - Brachyura - Epialtidae - Tylocarcinus

Tylocarcinus styx (Herbst, 1803)



World Distribution
Sakai (2004 - CD) - Indo-West Pacific. Red Sea to Fiji. This include, Seychelles, Réunion, Maurice, Chagos, Andaman, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, New Caledonia. Plus French Polynesia (Society).
Sakai (2004 - CD) - Indo-ouest Pacifique. Mer Rouge aux Fidji. Comprend, Seychelles, Réunion, Maurice, Chagos, Iles Andaman, Taiwan, Japon, Philippines, Nouvelle-Calédonie. Europa, Juan de Nova.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-17 m

Mayotte data
Tylocarcinus styx - Mission KUW novembre 2009, st. 12, récif La Prévoyante, 6-11 m, 1 mâle juvénile 4,9x2,3 mm, photo, MNHN B32534 ; st. 14, Banc de La Prudente, 15-17 m, 1 mâle 8,15x4,4 mm (rostre cassé), 3 mâles parasités par des sacculines 10,2x4,9 à 13,5x7,0 mm, 2 mâles juvéniles 8,4x4,1 et 8,4x4,5 mm, 1 femelle juvénile 7,2x3,6 mm, MNHN B32533 ; st. 26, Platier de Mutsumbatsou, intertidal à basse mer, 1 femelle 11,3x5,9 mm, photo MNHN B32531, 1 mâle 13,2x7,1 mm, 1 femelle 10,8x5,7 mm, MNHN B32532. - Expedition Glorieuses December 2012 (new record), st. Dive 12. - Expedition Juan de Nova December 2013, reef-block, 1 male 19.5x13.9 mm, st. 10 (photo) (nr), 1 male st. 17 (MNHN). - BIOTAS 2009, Juan de Nova, st. JDN06, lots MEPA-00393

Europa data
Tylocarcinus styx. - Lenz (1910: 542, 1 mâle, 1 femelle du récif corallien de l'île Europa). - Europa, BIOTAS collections, specimen MEPA-00262, st EURO-11, MEPA-00264, st. EURO-18, dét. J. Poupin d'après photos. - Mission BIORECIE, St. 8, 1 male 10.3 (without horns)x6.1 mm (MNHN), 1 female 13.6(without horns)x9.6 mm (MNHN).

Réunion data
Arctopsis styx - A. Milne-Edwards, 1862, annexe F : 6 (Réunion, coll. Maillard). - Tylocarcinus styx - Ribes, 1978 (Réunion). - Mission Poupin, avril 2008 (D'après photographies du programme BIOTAS). - Réunion - Program BIOLAVE, ARVAM, J.-P. Quod, photo, plate A. Barrère.

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

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Tylocarcinus styx - Unpublished specimens, coll. & det. G. Paulay, Rangiroa, October 10, 2001 (FLMNH-UF 1638), also (FLMNH-UF 1528, 1535, 1570, 1590, 1598, 1654). (first record for FP); Austral, Neilson reef, coll. BENTHAUS Expedition, stn DW1917, dredge 50-60 m, prov. det. J. Poupin from photograph. - Moorea Biocode project (with a '?'). - Remark - This record, initially mentioned under Tiarinia cornigera (Latreille, 1825), was corrected into Tylocarcinus styx in February 2009, based on redetermination by G. Paulay. - Salvat & Bacchet, 2011: 246, photo, field guide 'Au Vent des Iles Ed. Tahiti - French Polynesia, most often Society (Moorea, Tahiti).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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