Decapoda - Brachyura - Epialtidae - Hoplophrys

Hoplophrys oatesi Henderson, 1893

World Distribution
Griffin & Tranter (1974: 168) - Indo-West Pacific. Western Indian Ocean: Providence and Amirante, Red Sea. Off Indian coasts to Gulf of Martaban. Pacific Ocean: Japan, Indonesia, Philippine Islands (Sula Archipelago), Fiji, Eastern Australia. Plus French Polynesia.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-90 m

Mayotte data
Hoplophrys oatesi - Mayotte, photo in situ Erwan Carmé, 2021, transmis via F. Ducarme.

New Caledonia data
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Ng P.K.L & Richer de Forges B., Compendium of marine species from New Caledonia, Vol II7: 315-332

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Hoplophrys oatesii - Unpublished specimen, probably in MNHN collection but not retreived, coll. BENTHAUS Expedition 2002, det. J. Poupin from photograph only: Thiers bank, stn DW1926, 50-90 m.

Comment(s) on data
Lives on various species of soft coral (Dendronephthya spp.) where it camouflages.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database