Decapoda - Brachyura - Grapsidae - Grapsus

Grapsus tenuicrustatus (Herbst, 1783)



World Distribution
(Davie, 2002: 215) - IWP, east Africa to Australia, Japan, Hawaii. Plus Wallis & Futuna, French Polynesia (Austral, Tuamotu, Marquesas, Society). Réunion, Mayotte, Glorieuses, Europa, Juan de Nova, New Caledonia.

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

Vertical range : Intertidal - Min-Max observed: 0-6 m

Mayotte data
Grapsus tenuicrustatus (Herbst, 1783)
Material examined — See Bouchard et al., 2013: 25 - Mayotte KUW 2009, st. 21, rocky shore, Islet Choizil, east, Malandzamiayatsini, 3 FF 18.2 x 20.2 to 39.5 x 41.3 mm, MNHN B32049, MNHN-IU-2009-968; st. 26, Mutsumbatsou reef flat, 1 M 43.0 x 45.5 mm, MNHN B32050, MNHN-IU-2009-969; st. 26c, Mutsumbatsou reef flat, 1 M 43.5 x 46.4 mm, MNHN B32051, MNHN-IU-2009-970; st. 38, Bay Chiconi/Sada, southwest, coll. J.-M. Bouchard, intertidal, 24 July 2008, 2 FF 22.0 x 24.2 mm, 26.0 x 27.6 mm (ov.), MNHN B32048, MNHN-IU-2009-967.
Other records — Grapsus maculatus (Catesby) - Fourmanoir, 1954: 1, Juan de Nova / Accepted as G. tenuicrustatus in Crosnier (1965: 10). - Grapsus tenuicrustatus - Poupin et al., 2013c: 12, Glorieuses, Expedition Glorieuses December 2012 (new record), st. BIO 22, st. BIO 30, st. BIO 32, st. BIO 34, st. BIO 37. - Poupin, 2016: Expedition Juan de Nova December 2013, intertidal, 1 (nr), st4 (upper littoral). - Field photographs, Sabine Orlowski, Novembrer 2017, Tromelin.
Geographic and depth ranges — IWP, Red Sea, Mayotte (this work), South Africa to Hawaii, French Polynesia; intertidal, supratidal.

Europa data
Grapsus maculatus (Catès) - Fourmanoir, 1952 : 176 (Europa, voir commentaire); 1954: 5, Europa. - Grapsus tenuicrustatus - Dérijard, 1966 : 174 (Europa). - Guinot, 1967 : 284 (Liste, avec Europa) Europa, BIOTAS collections, specimen MEPA-00162, det. J. Poupin from photo, st EURO-6. - Europa, Mission BIORECIE, st. 4 ; st. 5. Photo in situ.

Réunion data
Grapsus pharahonis - A. Milne-Edwards, 1862, annexe F : 6 (Réunion, coll. Maillard). - Grapsus tenuicrustatus - Mission Poupin, avril 2008 (MNHN, St. 1, 5 spp. 15,8x18,2-36,2x40,0 mm, St. 14, 3 spp. 8x9,5-25,4x27,7 mm, photographies J. Poupin, programme BIOTAS). - Ng et al., 2008 : 217 (Synonymie).

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

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
WALLIS & FUTUNA - Grapsus tenuicrustatus - Poupin & Juncker, in prep. (Alofi, Futuna, Wallis). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Grapsus pictus - Dana, 1852b: 336; 1855, pl. 21, fig.1 (Tuamotu). - Grapsus grapsus - Nobili, 1907: 404 (Hao, Kamaka) not Grapsus grapsus Linné, 1758 = G. tenuicrustatus fide Forest & Guinot (1961: 154). - Grapsus grapsus tenuicrustatus - Rathbun, 1907: 27 (Fakarava, Makemo, Rangiroa). - Grapsus gracilipes - Sendler, 1923: 31(Makatea). - Grapsus gracillimus Sendler, 1923: 32, pl. 21, fig. 5 (Makatea). - Grapsus tenuicrustatus - Holthuis, 1953: 31 (Raroia). - Chabouis L. & F., 1954: 91, fig. 6 (French Polynesia). - Morrison, 1954: 9 (Raroia). - Banerjee, 1960: 134, fig. 1a, 2a, c-g (Raroia; Syn.). - Forest & Guinot, 1961: 154 (Hikueru; Syn.); 1962: 72 (Biogeography "Tahiti-Tuamotu"). - Monteforte, 1984: 172, annex 1, tab. a (Makatea, Mataiva, Moorea, Tahiti, Takapoto). - Delesalle, 1985: 289 (Mataiva). - Guinot, 1985: 453 (List). - Salvat & Richard, 1985: 360 (Takapoto). - Pardon, 1992: 82, photograph (Tuamotu). - Poupin, 1994a: 60, fig. 56, pl. 7c (Nuku Hiva, Tahiti, Taiaro, Takapoto; coll. Frv Marara); 1996a: 67 (Checklist). - The following works refer also probably to this species: Grapsus maculatus - Kingsley, 1880c: 192 (Tahiti) = G. grapsus fide Ortmann (1894: 703). - Grapsus grapsus - Sendler, 1923: 30 (Makatea). -Boone, 1934: 178, pl. 90 ("Anaho Bay" = Nuku Hiva). - Chevalier et al., 1968: 95, 138 (Moruroa). - Bagnis & Christian, 1983: 112-113, photograph (Tuamotu). - Grapsus albolineatus - Bonvallot et al., 1994: 137, photograph, (Tuamotu; det. according to the photograph) - Synonyms - Grapsus pictus Latreille, 1802-1803; Grapsus gracilipes H. Milne Edwards, 1853; Grapsus gracillimus Sendler, 1923. - Remark: Banerdjee (1960: 139) mentions that Grapsus grapsus (Linné, 1758) is solely Atlantic. More recently, Manning & Holthuis (1981: 233) have also mentioned it from the Eastern Pacific. - Unpublished record, coll. & det. G. Paulay, Rangiroa, October 1, 2001 (FLMNH-UF 1427); coll. BENTHAUS Expedition (Poupin), Tubuai November 18, 2002, det. J. Poupin November 25, 2003 (1 sp. in MNHN). - Moorea Biocode project. - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ5-M, Nuku Hiva, intertidal, coll. Starmer, Poupin, sample JP20 (juvenile?), plus photo in situ, no sample, St. MQ7-M, Nuku Hiva, baie Controleur, 0-1 m, coll. Corbari et al, sample JP32, St. MQ12-M, Tahuata, intertidal, coll. Corbari et al., sample LC110, St. MQ16-M, Fatu Hiva, intertidal, coll. Corbari et al., juveniles? sample LC171, St. MQ27-M, Hatu Iti, intertidal, coll. Starmer et al., sample LC320, St. MQ29-M, Eiao, intertidal, coll. Corbari et al., sample LC374. - Salvat & Bacchet, 2011: 256, photo, field guide 'Au Vent des Iles Ed. Tahiti - French Polynesia, most often Society (Moorea, Tahiti). - Mission CRIOBE 2014 (Moorea), dry collection, exuvia.

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