Decapoda - Brachyura - Portunidae - Portunus

Portunus longispinosus cf. Dana, 1852 (in Crosnier, 2002)



World Distribution
Central Pacific: French Polynesia, Marquesas only - 53-180 m.

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 53-183 m

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Portunus longispinosus - Stephenson, 1976: 16 ("Marquesas expedition st. THX, haul 5" = Haava strait, between Tahuata and Hiva Oa, cf. Rehder, 1967). - Crosnier, 2002: 410 (Remarks about sp. recorded by Stephenson, 1976). - Portunus cf. longispinosus - Crosnier, 2002: 405, fig. 2-3 (Eiao, Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Nuku Hiva, Ua Pou, MUSORSTOM 9 campaign, 53-180 m + a station at 95/305 m and coll. Frv Marara, fr). - Portunus complex longispinosus - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ17-R, bank off Motane, 35-40 m, coll. Starmer et al., sample LC245 (check with sp.)

Comment(s) on data
Marquesas form distinct of typical longispinosus (see Crosnier, 2002).

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