Decapoda - Brachyura - Grapsidae - Grapsus

Grapsus grapsus (Linnaeus, 1758)



World Distribution
(Hendrickx, 1995b: 140) - Atlantic. Eastern Pacific, from Mexico to Chili (bay Talcahuano; Juan Fernández Is.) and Oceanic Islands: Baja California Sur, rochers Alijos, Revillagigedo (Clarion, Socorro), Clipperton, Malpelo, Galapagos. Lesser Antilles in Chace & Hobbs (1969: 166) - Puerto Rico, Isla de Vieques, Saint Thomas, Saint John, Saint Croix, Dominica, Martinique, Saint Lucia L, Barbados, Trinidad, Islas Los Roques, Bonaire, Curacao, Isla de Providencia, Swan Is.)

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

Vertical range : Intertidal - Min-Max observed: 0-5 m

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
CLIPPERTON - Grapsus grapsus - Garth, 1965: 25 (Clipperton). - Hendrickx, 1995b: 140 (distribution). - Poupin et al., 2007 (Clipperton new coll.).
Guinot et al., 2013: 285, Grapsus grapsus (Linnaeus, 1758), male 57.0 × 60.0 mm, Clipperton I. (MNHN-B11538)

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Thomas, St John, St Croix), ICA (St Martin, St Barthélemy, Guadeloupe, Isla de Aves, Dominica, Martinique, StLucia, Barbados, Trinidad), IOV (Margarita, Cubagua, Blanquilla, Tortuga, Orchila, Los Roques, Bonaire, Curaçao). Intertidal. WA-EP.
Grapsus pictus - H. Milne Edwards, 1834-1840: 86, Habite les Antilles. - Desbonne, in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867: 49, Guadeloupe [n°152-153, dry collection MNHN] - Grapsus pictus Lamarck, 1801 accepted as Grapsus grapsus (Linnaeus, 1758) in WoRMS (2016).
Grapsus maculatus H. Milne Edwards, 1853: 167, Antilles - Accepted as Grapsus grapsus (Linnaeus, 1758) in WoRMS (2016).
Grapsus grapsus - Pocock, 1889: 6, Dominica. - Rathbun, 1918: 227, St Thomas, St Lucia, Curaçao, Trinidad. - Rathbun, 1921: 77, Barbados [Barbados-Antigua Expedition 1918]. - Rathbun, 1924: 18, Curaçao [coll. C.J. van der Horst, 1920]. - Rathbun, 1933: 86, St Thomas, St Croix. - Rathbun, 1936: 386, Bonaire, Curaçao [coll. P. Hummelinck, 1930]. - Chace, 1956: 157, Orchila. - Chace & Hobbs, 1969: 166, St Thomas, St John, St Croix, Dominica, Martinique, St Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad, Los Roques, Bonaire, Curacao. - Rodríguez, 1980: 376, Margarita. - Scelzo & Varela, 1988: 36, Blanquilla. - Garcia et al., 1998: 27, tab. 1, Isla de Aves [Also from literature]. - Hernández et al, 1999: tab. 2, Margarita [Laguna de Las Marites]. - Lira, 2004: tab. 1, Tortuga. - Carré, 2005: 23, Martinique. - Tagliafico et al., 2005: tab. 1, Margarita (Los Frailes). - Hernández-Ávila et al., 2007: tab. 1, Cubagua. - Vaslet et al., 2013: 245, annex 3, Guadeloupe [from Bourgeois-Lebel 1982, not seen]. - Questel, 2014: 12, St Barthélemy. - Guinot et al., 2018 (Zoosystema): 551, 1 male 23.8 × 26.9 mm, Antilles, Guadeloupe, Grande Terre, Exp. Muséum Antilles, Stn 8, 06.VI.1978, MNHN-IU-2013-10764 (= MNHN-B24641). - Questel, 2019: 26, St Barthélemy.
Grapsus grapsus - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 15/04/2012, UF32044, photo Dstm_5297; 16/04/2012, UF32198, photo Dstm_5703; 20/04/2012, UF32358, photo Dstm_6597 - Guadeloupe; Karubenthos 2012, det J. Poupin, Besse 2013, 1 sp., JL121 (photo), MNHN-IU-2013-6658, st. GM04 (intertidal); 2 spp., JL345, photo, MNHN-IU-2013-4166, st. GM07(intertidal); 4 spp., JL392, MNHN-IU-2013-4322, st. GM08 (intertidal) ; 3 spp., JL1017 (photo), MNHN-IU-2013-6674, st. GM22 (intertidal).

Grapsus pictus [Junior subjective synonym of Grapsus grapsus (Linnaeus, 1758)] - Ng et al., 2019 (Zoosystema): 110, NEOTYPE (by present designation). — MNHN-IU-2000-3409 (= MNHN-B3409), mature female 31.6 × 33.3 mm, Grapsus grapsus Linné (= Grapsus pictus Latr.), attacked by bopyrids, Martinique, coll. M. Rivière. — Original label: “Grapsus grapsus Linné (= Grapsus pictus Latr.), attaqué par les Bopyres, Martinique, M. Rivière.

Comment(s) on data
St Thomas, St John, St Croix, Dominica, Martinique, St Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad, Los Roques, Bonaire, Curacao

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