Decapoda - Brachyura - Aethridae - Actaeomorpha

Actaeomorpha erosa Miers, 1877

World Distribution
Davie (2002: 119) - Indo-West Pacific from South Africa to Hawaii, Australia (type locality Port Curtis), and Kermadec. Japan in Sakai (2004, ETI CD), Japan. Also south of French Polynesia, Rapa, from this database. Includes Mauritius, Réunion.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-23 m

Réunion data
Actaeomorpha erosa - Peyrot-Clausade, 1977 : annexe, p. 25 (Réunion). - Coll. BIOLAVE, 27/11/2011, shallow-waters, divers 10-30 m, det. J. Poupin 25/01/2013.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Actaeomorpha erosa - Unpublished collection in Paris MNHN, det. Tan S.-H and J. Poupin, coll. BENTHAUS, Austral Islands, Rapa, st. 16 malacologist team, West of islet Tauna, 5 m, 27°36.3' S, 144°18,4'W, 9 November 2002, 1 ovigerous female 6.47x5.65 mm., 1 male 4.34 x 3.81 mm, photographs by J.-F. Dejouannet. - Remark - Determination based on Tan S.-H. comment, comparaison with Miers (1877) plate 14, and geographic place (Rapa at similar latitude of Kermadec Islands where this species is also reported). - Actaeomorpha ?erosa. - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ2-B, Nuku Hiva, 20-23 m, coll. Albenga et al., sample LC433, LC435, St. MQ27-B, Hatu Iti, 5-22 m, coll. Albenga et al., sample LC346 (juvenile), LC348, LC352. Also related to A. alvae Boone.

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This species in Worms Database