Decapoda - Brachyura - Gecarcinidae - Epigrapsus

Epigrapsus politus Heller, 1862



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

Vertical range : Intertidal - Min-Max observed: 0-0 m

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Epigrapsus politus Heller, 1862: 522 (Tahiti). - Holthuis, 1953: 34 ("Taravao" = Tahiti). - Forest & Guinot, 1961: 162, fig. 176a-b (Hikueru; Syn.); 1962: 74 (Biogeography "Tahiti-Tuamotu"). - Monteforte, 1984: 172, annex 1, tab. a (Tahiti). - Guinot, 1985: 454 (List). - Poupin, 1994a: 55, fig. 51, pl. 6d (Hikueru); 1996a: 4, 66, 70 (Checklist). - Ng & Guinot: 2001: 333 (List of species of Gecarcinidae). - Ng et al., 2000: 380 (Tahiti; 1 lectotype male 19x15 mm, 1 paralectotype female Natur. Museum, Vienna). - Nectograpsus politus Heller, 1865: 57, pl. 5, fig. 3 (Tahiti). - Not Epigrapsus politus - Nobili, 1907: 407 (Hikueru) = Cyclograpsus integer H. Milne Edwards, 1837 fide Forest & Guinot (1961: 162). - Seurat, 1934: 58 (Nobili's material). Unpublished sp., coll. & det. G. Paulay, Raiatea November 15, 1996, 5 km west of Uturoa (FLMNH-UF 2221); Moorea, January 10, 2001, 3.2 km W of Opunohu intersection on circumisland road (FLMNH-UF 1434, 1521); Moorea fieldwork December 2006, coll. & det. J. Poupin, seashore at Papetoai harbor, sand beach under stone. - Moorea Biocode project. - Mission CRIOBE 2014 (Moorea), collection, 1982, coll. Monteforte, det. Forest

Comment(s) on data
See specimens from Moorea/Biocode 2006. One sp. (coll. Poupin near Opunohu, land) is setose + carapace pitted. Not Epigrapsus notatus (Heller) which has 2 indentations on anterolateral margin of carapace (Moorea sp. with 1 indentation only). Perhaps a juvenile of E. politus.
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