Decapoda - Brachyura - Cryptochiridae - Hapalocarcinus

Hapalocarcinus marsupialis Stimpson, 1859

World Distribution
(Hendrickx, 1995b: 143) - South Africa and Red Sea to central America, including Hawaii and French Polynesia. In the eastern Pacific, from the gulf of California to Colombia and Oceanic Islands: Baja California Sur, Revillagigedo (Socorro), Clipperton, Galapagos.
Poupin (BD Internet). - Indo-Pacifique, de la Mer Rouge au Golfe de Californie et Colombie. Comprend, Afrique du Sud, Réunion, Guam, Hawaii, Polynésie française, Clipperton.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with corals (obligate)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-35 m

Mayotte data
Hapalocarcinus ?marsupialis - BIOTAS 2009, Juan de Nova, outer-reef, st. JDN03, lots MEPA-00139 (nr) (based on color pattern, with hesitation; several others Cryptochiridae photographed during BIOTAS, not determined). - Mayotte, det. From shape of 'lodges' in coral Pocillopora, photo Frédéric Ducarme, May 2018. No specimen examined.

Europa data
Hapalocarcinus marsupialis - Europa, BIOTAS collections, specimen MEPA-00108, st EURO-3, MEPA-00122, st. EURO-9, pre-det. J. Poupin from photo. Premier signalement.

Réunion data
Hapalocarcinus marsupialis - Ribes, 1978 (Réunion). - Mission Poupin, avril 2008 (D'après photographie de S. Ribes, programme BIOTAS).

New Caledonia data
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Kropp RK.
Nouvelle Caledonie, PLG107 — Kropp RK.
Exp. Montrouzier Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Kropp RK.
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Kropp RK.
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Kropp RK.
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Kropp RK.
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Kropp RK.
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Kropp RK.
Lagon 13 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW1088 — Kropp RK.
Lagon 12 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW938 — Kropp RK.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
CLIPPERTON - Hapalocarcinus marsupialis - Garth: 1965: 7 (Clipperton). - Hendrickx, 1995b: 143 (distribution). - Poupin et al., 2007 (Clipperton new coll.). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Hapalocarcinus marsupialis - Kropp & Birkeland, 1981: 629, tab. 5 (Moorea, Takapoto). - Odinetz, 1983: 29, 205 (Moorea, Tahiti, Takapoto). - Guinot, 1985: 454 (List). - Odinetz-Collart & Richer de Forges, 1985: 201 (Moorea and/or Tahiti). - Poupin, 1996a: 74 (Checklist) - Unpublished specimen, MNHN - Coll. Frv Marara, J. Poupin, det. R.K. Kropp (Moruroa, Tahiti ; on Pocillopora damicornis). - Moorea Biocode project. - Hapalocarcinus ?marsupialis - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ13-GR, Tahuata, 27-35 m, coll. Starmer et al., sample LC57

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