Decapoda - Brachyura - Xanthidae - Etisus

Etisus frontalis (Dana, 1852)



World Distribution
Indo-ouest Pacifique. Mayotte (premier signalement), Seychelles (Aldabra), ?Australie, Indonésie (mer de Jolo), Polynésie française (Hikueru, Tuamotu).

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-10 m

Mayotte data
Etisus frontalis - Mayotte, Mission KUW novembre 2009, st. 6, Déversoir Badamiers, Petite Terre, intertidal, 1 mâle 10,7x17,6 mm, 1 femelle 7,8x12,5 mm, 2 juvéniles, MNHN sans numéro, det. septembre 2011 ; st. 19, Nord îlot Handrema, 6-10 m, 1 femelle juvénile, 5,2x6,8 mm (l/L=1,30), MNHN sans numéro, examen détaillé en juillet 2011.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Etisodes electra - Nobili, 1907: 390 (Hikueru) pro parte not Etisus electra (Herbst, 1801) = E. frontalis fide Guinot (1964: 54; cf. Remark under E. electra). - Etisus frontalis - Guinot, 1964: 54 (Hikueru). - Odinetz, 1983: 209 (Moorea). - Serène, 1984: 229, fig. 139, pl. 31e (Syn.). - Guinot: 1985: 450 (List). - Poupin, 1996a: 52 (Checklist). - Etisodes frontalis - Guinot, 1985: 450 (List; cf. Remark). - Remark: In her list, Guinot (1985: 450) mentions the two following species: Etisodes frontalis (Dana, 1852) and Etisus frontalis Dana, 1852. It is obviously a mistake for a single species, described under Etisodes frontalis by Dana (1852b: 187). - Moorea Biocode project.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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