Decapoda - Brachyura - Xanthidae - Etisus

Etisus utilis Jacquinot, in Jacquinot & Lucas, 1853

World Distribution
MASDEA/AfReMas (Internet), Sakai (2004, CD) - Madagacar. Comprend aussi Mayotte, premier signalement, Nicobar, Indonésie, Vietnam, Singapour, Philippines, Japon, Nouvelle-Calédonie.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-12 m

Mayotte data
Etisus utilis Jacquinot, in Jacquinot & Lucas, 1853
Material examined — Mayotte KUW 2009, st. 3, Trévani fringing reef (night, photo in situ J. Dumas), 1-8 m; st. 24, islet Handrema, north, 6-12 m, a carapace 30.9 x 47.6 mm, MNHN B32487, MNHN-IU-2009-1249.
Remarks — This big species can be recognised during scuba dive by the antero-lateral margins of the carapace that have (behind the exorbital angles) seven large, curved, flattened teeth, almost of equal size. Its live coloration is chocolate brown (as in E. dentatus). Several in situ photo of this crab from Mayotte are in Legall & Poupin (2018).
Geographic and depth ranges — IWP, Mayotte (this work), Madagascar to Japan, New Caledonia; intertidal, subtidal

New Caledonia data
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Edwards AM, Nouv Arch MNHN 8: 229-267

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database