Decapoda - Brachyura - Portunidae - Atoportunus

Atoportunus dolichopus Takeda, 2003

World Distribution
Japan (Kume-Jima Island, Ryukyu archipelago). Also Mayotte (this database).

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 38-75 m

Mayotte data
Atoportunus dolichopus - Barathieu et al. WIOJMS, 2019: Mayotte, det. J. Poupin, 2018 from in situ photograph only (in cave). Photo by Olivier Konieczny, transmitted by B. Thomassin November 2018. In marine cave, entrance at a depth of 50 m, length of cave 130 m (max depth in cave 75 m). The crab was 120 m from the entrance, approximately 70 m depth, in total darkness (transmitted by Gabriel Barathieu, December 2018 with dditional close-up photos).
Atoportunus dolichopus - Poupin et al., 2022, Naturae, MNHN, : 152. Same.
KWD - Mesophotic, Det OK, First for Mayotte, Cavernicolous, First Indian, Deepest record

Comment(s) on data
See Barathieu, G., Konieczny, O., Poupin, J. - The cavernicolous swimming crab Atoportunus dolichopus Takeda, 2003 reported for the first time in the Western Indian Ocean during technical dives in the mesophotic zone (Crustacea, Decapoda, Portunidae). Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science, 18(1):107-111.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database