Decapoda - Brachyura - Ocypodidae - Austruca

Austruca sp. nov. aff. perplexa Shih in preparation, 2014



World Distribution
Fiji and Wallis & Futuna Islands

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

Vertical range : Land & Freshwater - Min-Max observed: 0-1 m

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
WALLIS & FUTUNA - Uca perplexa - Poupin & Juncker, 2008, fig. 9, p. 10, Wallis Island - Not U. perplexa but a new species currently in study by H.T. Shih (May 2014).
Comment: Austruca perplexa - Shih et al., 2016, Raffles Bulletin: 168, Wallis [Pointe Utu, NCHUZOOL 14912; new genus]. Perhaps the same as this new species? To be verified when the new species is described.

Comment(s) on data
Uca perplexa complex currently studied by H.T. Shih with specimens from New Caledonia belonging to the true U. perplexa and specimens from Wallis & Futuna belonging to a new species with description in progress (May 2014).
Austruca new genus is from Shih et al. (2016, Raffles Bulletin).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)