Decapoda - Anomura - Coenobitidae - Coenobita

Coenobita brevimanus Dana, 1852



World Distribution
(Nakasone, 1987: 174) - Indo-West Pacific. Includes Tanzania, Madagascar, Comoros, Glorieuses, Seychelles, Christmas, Cocos, Taiwan, Japan, Line Islands, Papua New-Guinea, Salomon, New Caledonia, Loyalty, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna, Fiji, Samoa, Cook, French Polynesia.

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

Vertical range : Land & Freshwater - Min-Max observed: 0-5 m

Mayotte data
Coenobita brevimanus Dana, 1852 - Vuillemin, 1970 : 235 (Côte ouest de Grande Comore). - Expedition Glorieuses December 2012 (new record), st. coconut grove at night.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
WALLIS & FUTUNA - Coenobita brevimanus - Poupin & Juncker, in preparation (Alofi, Futuna). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Cenobita clypeata Latr. - Heller, 1865: 82 (Tahiti). - Seurat, 1934: 52 (Amanu, Hao). - Coenobita clypeatus (Herbst) - Ortmann, 1892a: 316, pl. 12, fig 20 (Tahiti) not C. clypeatus (Herbst, 1794) C. hilgendorfi Terao in Terao (1913: 388). - Coenobita clypeatus Latr. - Nobili, 1907: 373 (Amanu, "Ohura" = Hao). - Sendler, 1923: 42 (Makatea, "Nian" = Niau). - Coenobita hilgendorfi Terao, 1913: 388 (Syn.; cf. Remark). - Forest, 1954a: 77 (Hikueru; Syn.); 1956a: 1072 (Hikueru, Tahiti). - Cenobita clypeatus Latreille - Boone, 1935: 40, pl. 9 (Bora Bora). - Coenobita brevimanus - Holthuis, 1953: 36 (Raroia). - Morrison, 1954: 10 (Raroia). - Monteforte, 1984: 172, annex 1, tab. a (Makatea, Mataiva, Takapoto). - Salvat, 1986b: 72 (French Polynesia). - Nakasone, 1988: 174 (Syn.). - Merschardt-Salvat, 1991: 40 (Nukutipipi). - Salvat F. & B., 1992: 5 (Nukutipipi). - Poupin, 1994a: 11, fig. 7, pl. 1c (Hikueru, Tahiti, Taiaro); 1996a: 12 (Checklist). - McLaughlin & Dworschak, 2002: 138 (Tahiti; Heller specimens reexamined in Wien Museum). - Coenobita ollivieri (sic) - Charleux, 1986: 80-81, photograph (French Polynesia) not C. olivieri (Owen, 1839) = C. brevimanus (correction according to the photograph) - Field observation - April 1997, J. Poupin ('Faucon' point, Moruroa). - Remark: In Terao (1913: 389) Coenobita clypeatus (Herbst, 1794) is different from Coenobita clypeatus (Latreille, 1826), and the name Coenobita hilgendorfi is proposed for Latreille's material. More recently, Nakasone (1988) considers that Terao's (1913) C. hilgendorfi is the same than C. brevimanus Dana, 1852, and states that, until 1955, Dana's species has been often referred to as, either C. clypeatus, or C. hilgendorfi.

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