Decapoda - Brachyura - Epialtidae - Huenia

Huenia pacifica Miers, 1979



World Distribution
Easter Island - Distribution (Griffin & Tranter, 1986: 80) - Indonesia (Flores Sea, Kai Island); Philippines (Sulu archipelago); Australia (NE); West Pacific (Fiji Islands).

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with algae

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 10-80 m

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
EASTER ISLAND - Huenia pacifica - Retamal, 2001: 211 (Sala y Gòmez, CIMAR-5 cruise, stn 65, 105 m, stn 71, 80 m; det. M. Wicksten). - Personal communication, M. Retamal, mail 26/02/2002 "to appear in Decapods of CIMAR-5 cruise, that will be published in Ciencia y Tecnologia del Mar, in press". - Griffin & Tranter, 1986: 80 (Distribution). - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 2, coll. Evans, St. 3, sample 0200, Nuku Hiva, 10 m, sample 0358, St. 21, Ua Huka, 20 m. det. Poupin; Leg 3, St. MQ7-M, Nuku Hiva, baie Controleur, 0-1 m, coll. Poupin., sample JP43, in Halimeda algae, St. MQ17-R, bank off Motane, 35-40 m, coll. Starmer et al., sample LC207, in algae Halimeda.

Wallis & Futuna data
Comparison specimens needed to confirm det. in FP. First tentative id., J. Poupin, was H. ?heraldica.

Comment(s) on data
Huenia grandidieri, proche, parfois considéré comme un synonyme n'est connu avec certitude que de l'océan Indien. Chez les Huenia il existe un dimorphisme sexuel très marqué (voir les photos du mâle de H. grandidieri pour Mayotte)

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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