Decapoda - Anomura - Diogenidae - Dardanus

Dardanus megistos (Herbst, 1804)



World Distribution
(McLaughlin et al., 2007: 95) - Read Sea and east coast of Africa eastwards through Indo-Pacific to Liu-Kiu Is., Australia, South China Sea, Taiwan, French Polynesia, Hawaii. Plus Wallis & Futuna.
McLaughlin et al. (2007: 95) - Indo-ouest Pacifique. Mer Rouge et Afrique orientale, jusqu'à Australie, Mer de Chine, Iles Liu-Kiu, Taiwan, Hawaii, Polynésie française. Comprend, Réunion, Europa, Mayotte, premier signalement, Wallis & Futuna.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with anemones

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-25 m

Mayotte data
Dardanus megistos - Anker & Michonneau, 2008, st. MAY08-St1, Mbouanasta, récif, UF 13605. - Mission KUW novembre 2009, st. 20a, Ilot M'tzamboro, plage Nord-Ouest, 1 m, 1 mâle Lc 4,8 mm, Lt env. 32 mm, MNHN Pg8449 ; st. 25, Ilot M'tzamboro, Pointe Sud, 15-20 m, photo in situ. - Photo Matthias Deuss, Mayotte, plongée de nuit du 25/08/09, 10m, bouée 6 de la Passe en S (site du Vivier). Coquille : Pleuroploca trapezium (Gastropoda, Fasciolariidae) ; photo Benjamin Pineau, lagon de nuit. - Expedition Glorieuses December 2012 (new record), st. BIO 22. - Expedition Juan de Nova December 2013, st2 (nr), st4, st8 (photo), st11. - BIOTAS 2009, Juan de Nova, st. JDN01, JDN06, lots MEPA-00858, 869, outer-reef, reef-sand

Europa data
Pagurus megistos - Fourmanoir, 1952 : 177 (Europa). - Dérijard, 1966 : 175 (Europa). - Europa, mission BIORECIE, st. 1, photo Nicky

Réunion data
Dardanus megistos - Ribes-Beaudemoulin et al. 2002 : 68 (Réunion). - Mission Poupin, avril 2008 (D'après photographies, F. Trentin, L. Bêche, programme BIOTAS).

New Caledonia data
Dardanus megistos - Juncker & Poupin, 2009, CRISP Report.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
WALLIS & FUTUNA - Juncker, 2004: 57 and back cover, color photographs (Wallis & Futuna, det. J. Poupin from photographs only). - Poupin & Juncker, in preparation (Alofi, Futuna, Wallis) - FRENCH POLYENSIA - Pagurus spinimanus Edw. - Dana, 1852b: 452 (with a ?); 1855, pl. 28, fig. 5a-c (Tuamotu). - Boone, 1935: 34, pl. 7 (Tahiti). - Pagurus punctulatus Olivier - Heller, 1865: 87 (Tahiti). - Nobili, 1907: 370 ("Ohura" = Hao, Tagatau). - Pagurus megistos - Forest, 1953b: 559; 1956a: 1064 (Tahiti). - Dardanus megistos - Holthuis, 1953: 49 (Raroia). - Morrison, 1954: 7 (Raroia). - Rahayu, 1988: 33 (French Polynesia). - Poupin, 1994a: 23, fig. 19, pl. 2g (Tahiti, Taiaro); 1996a: 18 (Checklist); 1996b: 18, pl. 8b (Hao, Raroia, Tagatau, Tahiti, Taiaro; 0-25m; coll. Frv Marara). - McLaughlin & Dworschak, 2002: 151 (Tahiti; Heller specimens reexamined in Wien Museum). - Without name - ? Salvat & Rives, 1975: 57, full page photograph (French Polynesia; det. according to the photograph). - Synonyms - Pagurus punctulatus Olivier, 1811; P. spinimanus H. Milne Edwards, 1848 - Field observation - May 1997, coll. & det. J. Poupin (Fangataufa). - Unpublished sp., coll. & det. G. Paulay, Tikehau, Rangiroa (FLMNH-UF). - Field observation, 2006, photograph by P. Bacchet, det. Bacchet/Poupin, Tahiti, lagoon at night, 10 m. - Moorea Biocode project. - Salvat & Bacchet, 2011: 243, photo, field guide 'Au Vent des Iles Ed. Tahiti - French Polynesia, most often Society (Moorea, Tahiti). - Mission CRIOBE 2014 (Moorea).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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