Decapoda - Brachyura - Xanthidae - Forestiana

Forestiana depressa (White, 1848)



World Distribution
MASDEA (Internet), Sakai (CD - 2004), Poupin (Internet) - Afrique orientale, Kenya, Somalie, Madagascar, Glorieuses, Sri Lanka, Mergui, Andaman, Taiwan, Philippines, Japon, Hawaii, Polynésie française.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-5 m

Mayotte data
Forestia depressa - Serène, 1984 : 106, fig. 64, pl. XV D (Madagascar ; Kenya ; Iles Glorieuses, Iles du Lys, zone intertidale, coll. A. Crosnier 29 janvier 1971, 1 femelle 17 x 23 mm, MNHN-B 6557).

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Actaea depressa - Balss, 1935: 136 (Marquesas). - Forestia depressa - Guinot, 1976: 262 (Syn.; with a ? for Balss' reference); 1985: 450 (List; with a ? in front of "Marquesas"). - Serène, 1984: 106 (Syn.; with a ? in front of Balss' reference). - Poupin, 1996a: 43, 77 (Checklist). - Remark: In Guinot (1976) and Serène (1984), at least one specimen attributed to Actaea depressa, by Balss (1938: 54), would be in fact a Forestia scabra (Odhner, 1925).

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