Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Brachyura - Calappidae - Calappa

Calappa gallus (Herbst, 1803)



Distribution : Galil (2001 : 500) - Indo-ouest Pacifique. Mer Rouge et Afrique orientale, au Japon, Hawaii, Tonga, Polynésie française. Intertidal à 160 m (Galil 1997: 296, fig. 31). Comprend, Réunion.

Remarks : This species can be confused with C. hepatica. It seems to be infeodated to rock instead of sand bottoms (for C. hepatica).

Selected Reference(s)
Callapa aff. gallus. - Poupin, J., 1998: 39. - French Polynesia
Calappa gallus. - Galil, B.S., 2001: 500. - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Marquesas (Eaio, Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Nuku Hiva, Ua Huka), Society (Moorea) - Marine; Sublittoral (10-130m); Hard bottom.

Regional Records: Callapa aff. gallus - Poupin, 1998: 39 (Hiva Oa, 98-100 m; MUSORSTOM 9, st. DW1210). - Calappa gallus - Galil, 2001: 500 (Eiao, Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Nuku Hiva, Ua Huka; 10-130 m). - Moorea Biocode project - Moorea, 1 female 34.6x41.2 mm (in Poupin & Juncker, 2010: 112). - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. St. MQ25-M, Nuku Hiva, baie Hakatea, intertidal, coll. Corbari et al., sample LC291 (check male pleopode according to Galil, 1997).

Depth distribution: 10 - 130 m


References : compilation of references cited in Poupin (1996, 1998, 2003) and Poupin et al. (2009) - PDF 412 Ko



Since November 2012, this database is updated in CRUSTA database - http://crustiesfroverseas.free.fr/