Decapoda - Brachyura - Cryptochiridae - Hapalocarcinidae

Hapalocarcinidae spp. in Di Salvo (1988)



World Distribution
Easter Island; shallow-waters.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 15-60 m

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
EASTER ISLAND - Hapalocarcinidae spp. (2). - DiSalvo et al., 1988: 458, tab. 4 (Easter Island, scuba dives 15-60m; det. J. Garth). - Remark: DiSalvo et al. write (p. 458): "Present collections contain eight previously unreported families and a total of 24 previously unreported or new species ... All five xanthid crabs that Garth (1985) reports from dredging samples appeared in the collections ...". Unfortunately, most of the crabs collected during this study remain unidentified. They have been pre-identified by J. Garth and, may be, deposited in the AHF collections; after death of Dr. Garth, it is possible that they have been lost during the merge of the AHF/LACM collections, as were several other crustacea from Easter Island (see for example Calcinus pascuensis).

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