Decapoda - Brachyura - Ethusidae - Ethusina

Ethusina microspina Chen 2000



World Distribution
Castro (2005: 565) - Known from Vanuatu (Chen 2000) and now from the Solomon Is, Fiji, and French Polynesia (Austral Is). Depth: 360-798 m; also collected in a trawl from 840 to 1200 m.

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 360-1200 m

New Caledonia data
Norfolk 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW2070 — Castro P, Zoosystema 27, 3: 499-600 - Not retreived in Castro (2005), probably a mistake in BD Oceane c/o Hofschir.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Ethusina microspina - Castro, 2005: 565, Austral Islands, coll. BENTHAUS Expedition, stn DW 1889, Rapa, 600-620 m, 6 juv. Female (MNHN-B 28831); stn DW 1898, Rapa, 580-820 m, 1 juv. female (MNHN-B 28833); stn CP 1909, Rapa, 783-1000 m, 1 male (MNHN-B 28830; photo); stn CP 1910, 840-1200 m, 1 juv. female, 1 ovig. female (MNHN-B 28835); stn DW 1923, Neilson reef, 360-840 m, 1 juv. female (MNHN-B 28832); stn DW 1943, Raevavae, 950 m, 1 male (MNHN-B 28829); ident. P. Castro at MNHN, September 2003.

Other data
Bordau 1 Fidji, CP1397 — Castro P, Zoosystema 27, 3: 499-600
Bordau 1 Fidji, CP1392 — Castro P, Zoosystema 27, 3: 499-600
Musorstom 10 Fidji, CP1330 — Castro P, Zoosystema 27, 3: 499-600
Bordau 1 Fidji, CP1413 — Castro P, Zoosystema 27, 3: 499-600
Bordau 1 Fidji, CP1419 — Castro P, Zoosystema 27, 3: 499-600
Bordau 1 Fidji, CP1491 — Castro P, Zoosystema 27, 3: 499-600
Bordau 1 Fidji, CP1493 — Castro P, Zoosystema 27, 3: 499-600
Benthaus Polynesie, DW1889 — Castro P, unpublished data.
Benthaus Polynesie, DW1943 — Castro P, unpublished data.
Benthaus Polynesie, DW1898 — Castro P, unpublished data.
Benthaus Polynesie, DW1923 — Castro P, unpublished data.
Benthaus Polynesie, CP1909 — Castro P, unpublished data.
Benthaus Polynesie, CP1910 — Castro P, unpublished data.
Salomon 1 Salomon, CP1783 — Castro P, Zoosystema 27, 3: 499-600
Musorstom 8 Vanuatu, CP992 — Chen HL, Musorstom 21, 184: 425-435
Musorstom 8 Vanuatu, CC996 — Chen HL, Musorstom 21, 184: 425-435
Musorstom 8 Vanuatu, CP1074 — Chen HL, Musorstom 21, 184: 425-435

Comment(s) on data
Erroneously inventoried in New Caledonia by Poupin (2010, Biodiversité Indo-Pacifique, IRENav report).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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