Decapoda - Anomura - Diogenidae - Dardanus

Dardanus woodmasoni (Alcock, 1905)



World Distribution
Haig & Ball (1988) - Red Sea, Maldive and Andaman Islands, Vietnam, Philippines, Ryukyu Islands and Marshall Islands and herein recorded from Indonesia. Also New Caledonia (this contribution), Mozambique (com. pers. & photo Jannes Landschoff).

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-50 m

New Caledonia data
Dardanus woodmasoni - Profondeur : 1-15 m / Source : Rahayu, D.L., 1988 - Mémoire de DEA. - Juncker & Poupin, 2009: 49, CRISP Report, list.

Comment(s) on data
This species is affiliated to D. scutellatus. Aspect of cornea (pale blue) is similar. It differs by aspect of left chela lower margin, spinulose instead of unarmed (in D. scutellatus) and color pattern of antennular and antennal peduncles (no longitudinal stripes as in D. scutellatus).
Dardanus woodmasoni - Inhaca Island, South of Mozambique close to the South African border. Photo and det. Jannes Landschoff, 2016.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database