Decapoda - Brachyura - Dromiidae - Dromidiopsis

Dromidiopsis tridentata Borradaile, 1903



World Distribution
MASDEA/AfReMas (Internet) - Afrique orientale, Kenya, Comores, Glorieuses, Madagascar, Seychelles, Comores. Comprend Mayotte. Egalement Maldives selon Balss (1934).
McLay (1993) - intertidal to 62 m. The distribution of D. tridentata extends from India through Indonesia to the Fiji Islands and now includes New Caledonia and Chesterfield islands.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-62 m

Mayotte data
Dromidiopsis tridentata Borradaile, 1903 — Balss, 1934: 502, Mayotte, 2 FF MNHN (leg. A. Milne-Edwards). - Lewinsohn, 1984 : 97, Comoros, Anjouan, intertidal, November 1961, leg. A. Crosnier, 1 M 9,5 x 10 mm, MNHN B-6882; Glorieuses, intertidal, coll. 16 September 1958, leg. A. Crosnier, 1 juv. 4,5 x 4,5 mm, MNHN B-6887; Mayotte, leg. A. Milne Edwards, det. Balss, 1 F (on two), MNHN B-6963, sp. of Balss, 1934 : 502). - Guinot, 1967: 239, Catalogue, with Mayotte — IWP, Kenya, Comoros to Chesterfield Islands, New Caledonia; intertidal to 62 m.

New Caledonia data
Lagon 9 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW554 — McLay CL, Musorstom 10, 156: 111-251
Lagon 8 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW436 — McLay CL, Musorstom 10, 156: 111-251
Lagon 13 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW1157 — McLay CL, Musorstom 10, 156: 111-251
Chalcal 1 Nouvelle Caledonie, DC34 — McLay CL, Musorstom 10, 156: 111-251

Comment(s) on data
Camouflage with sponge or ascidian

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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