Decapoda - Brachyura - Macrophthalmidae - Euplax

Euplax leptophthalmus H. Milne Edwards, 1852

World Distribution
Réunion (new record), Bay of Bengal, Japan (Kishino et al., 2011, Crustacean Research). Described from 'Chili' but probably an error for Indian Ocean (?Réunion). - Holotype H. Milne Edwards (MNHN-B3116).

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Soft bottom (mud or sand)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 2-4 m

Réunion data
Euplax leptophthalmus - Réunion, coll. P. Frouin, St Pierre, 17 November 2010, St Gilles, 16 August 2011, muddy sand 2-3.5 m. Det. J. Poupin. Specimens examined, photos male 12.8x15.7 mm and female 11.5x14.9 mm to be deposited in MNHN (October 2012).

Comment(s) on data
See Mendoza & Ng (2007, Journ. Crust. Biol.) for taxonomy of this species.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database