Decapoda - Brachyura - Grapsidae - Planes

Planes minutus (Linnaeus, 1758)



World Distribution
Chace (1951 : 80, fig. 8) - Atlantic. Records in Indian Ocean are probably P. cyaneus (= P. major) but were not examined. ?Réunion.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Pelagic or bathypelagic

Vertical range : Pelagic or bathypelagic - Min-Max observed: 0-5 m

Réunion data
Nautilograpsus minutus - A. Milne-Edwards, 1862, annexe F : 6 (Réunion, coll. Maillard). - Planes minutus - Ng et al., 2008 : 217 (Synonymie).

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Thomas), ICA (Anguilla). Pelagic (floating objects). Pantropical.
Nautilograpsus minutus - Miers, 1886: 254, Anguilla (off Sombrero) [R/V Challenger, st. 23, 'a small female', probably from sea surface]
Planes minutus - Rathbun, 1918: 253, 256, St Thomas. - Rathbun, 1933: 89, St Thomas. - Chace, 1951: 86, tab. 4, St Thomas.

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