Decapoda - Anomura - Diogenidae - Calcinus

Calcinus elegans (H. Milne Edwards, 1836)



World Distribution
Widely distributed in the Indo-West Pacific: South Africa; Indian Ocean (Mauritius, Cocos & Christmas); Indonesia; New Guinea; Vietnam; Taiwan; Japan; Wallis & Futuna, Mariana; French Polynesia (Society, Tuamotu, Gambier). Also Seychelles, Papua New-Guinea, Réunion.

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

Vertical range : Intertidal - Min-Max observed: 0-5 m

Mayotte data
Calcinus elegans. - Expedition Glorieuses December 2012 (new record), st. BIO 22, st. BIO 37. - Expedition Juan de Nova December 2013, fore-reef, st11 (photo) (nr)

Réunion data
Calcinus elegans - Mission Poupin, avril 2008 (MNHN, st. 16 ; photographies, F. Trentin, S. Ribes).

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
WALLIS & FUTUNA - Calcinus elegans - Poupin & Juncker, in preparation (Futuna). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Calcinus elegans - Dana, 1852b: 458; 1855, pl. 28, fig. 10a-c ("Carlshoff" = Aratika, "Clermont Tonnerre" = Reao, "Waterland" = Ahe and/or Manihi). - Heller, 1865: 88 (Tahiti). - Nobili, 1907: 368 (Amanu, Hao, Kamaka, Makaroa, Marutea South, "Rikitea" = Mangareva, Tagatau, "Wakatihi" = ?). - Boone, 1935: 23, pl. 3 (Bora Bora, Tahiti). - Holthuis, 1953: 41 (Raroia). - Morrison, 1954: 13 (Raroia). - Forest, 1953b: 555; 1956a: 1062 (Hikueru, Tahiti, Takume). - Monteforte, 1984: 172, annex 1, tab. a (Mataiva). - Rahayu, 1988: 10, 17 (French Polynesia). - Poupin, 1994a: 15, fig. 11, pl. 2a (Hao, Taiaro); 1996a: 14 (Checklist); 1997: 687, fig. 2a, 3a, 4a (Mangareva, Moruroa, Motu One/Bellingshausen, Taiaro; coll. Frv Marara). - McLaughlin & Dworschak, 2002: 155 (Tahiti; Heller specimens reexamined in Wien Museum). - Poupin & Lemaitre, 2003: 18 (Rapa; shoreline, coll. BENTHAUS Expedition, 8 Nov. 2002). - Field observation - May 1997, det. J. Poupin (Fangataufa). - Unpublished record - Coll. & det. G. Paulay, Rangiroa, January 10, 2001 (FLMNH-UF collections); det. J. Poupin, Pitcairn Islands, Henderson Island, North Beach, reef flat, coll. J. Starmer, January 01, 1997, 1 female 3.7 mm, 1 sp. in shell (UF 2604). - Moorea Biocode project. - Salvat & Bacchet, 2011: 241, photo, field guide 'Au Vent des Iles Ed. Tahiti - French Polynesia, most often Society (Moorea, Tahiti). - Mission CRIOBE 2014 (Moorea), collection, Mataiva, 1982 coll. Monteforte, det. Forest, Fangataufa, 1997, coll. & det. Poupin.

Other data
Benthaus Polynesie, STATION — Poupin J, Zoosystema 25, 4: 643-664
Polynesie, STATION — Poupin J, Zoosystema 19, 4.
Polynesie, STATION — Poupin J, Zoosystema 19, 4.
Polynesie, STATION — Poupin J, Zoosystema 19, 4.
Polynesie, STATION — Poupin J, Zoosystema 19, 4.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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