Stomatopoda - Unipeltata - Gonodactylidae - Gonodactylus

Gonodactylus chiragra (Fabricius, 1781)



World Distribution
(Ahyong, 2001: 70) - French Polynesia to Japan, Australia, and the Indo-Malayan region to the western Indian Ocean. Includes Wallis & Futuna, Comoros (Mayotte), Mozambique channel (Europa), Réunion, New Caledonia. Also Hawaii, Enawetak (check Müller, 1994)

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-30 m

Mayotte data
Gonodactylus chiragra - Fourmanoir, 1955 : 33 (Comores ; "commune dans les herbiers et coraux"). - Manning, 1968 : 43 (Mayotte, récif, coll. L.S. Kornicker, sta LK-39, Anton Bruun Cruise 9, IIOE, 24 novembre 1964, 1 mâle cassé, Lc 13,9 mm, USNM).

Europa data
Gonodactylus chiragra - Dérijard, 1966 : 161 (Europa).

Réunion data
Gonadactylus chiragrus - A. Milne-Edwards, 1862, annexe F : 16 (Réunion, coll. Maillard). - Hoffman, 1874 : 36 (Réunion). - Gonodactylus chiragra. - Moosa, 1985 : 39 (Réunion, liste). - Ahyong, 2001 : 67 (Synonymie, distribution).

New Caledonia data
Gonodactylus chiragra - Moosa, 1991: 155, New Caledonia, Touaorou flat, Iles des Pins; Loyalty Islands, Lifou.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
WALLIS & FUTUNA - Gondactylus chiragra - Poupin & Juncker, in preparation (Futuna, st. 3). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Gonodactylus chiragra - Heller, 1865: 126 (Tahiti). - Nobili, 1907: 410 ("Ohura-Hao" = Hao, Kaukura, Fakahina, "motu Marakuraku"=?). - Sendler, 1923: 47 (Makatea). - Edmonson, 1921: 300 (Marquesas). - Boone, 1934: 11, pl. 2, fig. a, part (Nuku Hiva, Tahiti; not Bora Bora and Raiatea, see Manning, 1967c: 103). - Seurat, 1934: 61 ("Rikitea" = Mangareva, Hao, Fakahina, Kaukura). - Manning, 1967c: 102 (Marquesas and Society islands; revision of Boone's material but whithout precision of islands concerned and: "these specimens were not all examined"); 1995: 20, 69, 71, pl. 5-8, fig. 8e,f, 9a,b, 10a, 11a, 27a, 28-30 (List & key). - Naim, 1980: 51 (Moorea; in algae Halimeda opuntia). - Müller, 1994: 27 (Syn.). - Gosliner et al., 1996: 195 (Photograph R. Caldwell 699). - Poupin, 1998: 34 (Checklist, with new sp. - Coll. C. Hily, det. K. Moosa, Tahiti MNHN STO 1959). - Ahyong, 2002: 369 (Checklist). - Remark: Except for Boone's material, revised by Manning (1967b), most of the old collections should be checked. "A suite of species, including virtually all members of Gonodactylus, has been confused with G. chiragra at one time or another" (Manning, 1995: 74). - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ19-B, Hiva Oa, 10-25 m, coll. Albenga et al., sample LC250, St. MQ32-B, Hatutaa, 17-22 m, coll. Albenga et al, sample LC380. pre-det. J. Poupin (perhaps collected at low tide).

Other data
Musorstom 2 Philippines, STATION — Moosa MK, Musorstom 1 & 2, 2: 367-415

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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