Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Brachyura - Calappidae - Calappa

Calappa hepatica (Linnaeus, 1758)



Distribution : Red sea to Hawaii and French Polynesia. Includes Wallis & Futuna. In the eastern Pacific, oceanic Islands only: Clipperton and Galapagos.

Remarks : Carapace 50x80 mm.

Selected Reference(s)
Calappa hepatica. - Garth, J. S., 1965: 7, figs 9, 10. - Clipperton
Calappa hepatica. - Monteforte, M., 1983: 8. - French Polynesia
Calappa hepatica. - Galil, B.S., 1997a: 296. - French Polynesia
Calappa hepatica. - Galil, B.S., 2001: 500. - French Polynesia
Calappa hepatica. - Poupin, J. and Juncker, M., 2008: . [in preparation] - Wallis

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Wallis & Futuna (Futuna, Wallis); Clipperton (intertidal, sand); Gambier (Mangareva); Marquesas (Eiao, Hiva Oa, Nuku Hiva, Ua Huka); Society (Bora Bora, Moorea, Tahaa, Tahiti); Tuamotu (Hao, Hikueru, Marutea North?, Marutea South, Mataiva, Moruroa, Takapoto, Takaroa) - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m; Sublittoral (10-150m); Soft bottom.

Regional Records: WALLIS & FUTUNA - Juncker, 2004: 64. - Poupin & Juncker, in preparation (Futuna, Wallis). - CLIPPERTON - Calappa hepatica - Garth, 1965: 7, figs 9, 10 (Clipperton). - Richard et al., 1968: 5 (Clipperton). - Galil, 1997: 296, figs 10e-f, 13e-f, 14, 41 (genus revision, specimens from Clipperton). - Hendrickx, 1995b: 128 (distribution). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Calappa hepatica - Nobili, 1907: 378 ("Gatavake" = Mangareva, Hao, Marutea = Marutea North?, Marutea South). - Rathbun, 1907: 67 (Bora Bora). - Pesta, 1913: 37 (Tahiti). - Boone, 1934: 32, pl. 8-10 (Nuku Hiva). - Seurat, 1934: 59, 60 (Hao, Marutea South). - Chabouis L. & F., 1954: 92, unnumbered fig. (French Polynesia). - Forest & Guinot, 1961: 11, fig. 1a-b, 2 (Hikueru; Syn.); 1962: 56 (Biogeography "Tahiti-Tuamotu; Marquesas"). - Monteforte, 1984: 173, annex 1, tab. a, photograph p. 140c (Mataiva, Moorea, Tahiti, Takapoto); 1987: 8 (Moorea). - Delesalle, 1985: 288 (Mataiva). - Guinot, 1985: 449 (List). - Poupin, 1994a: 26, fig. 22, pl. 3a (Hikueru, Moruroa, Tahiti; coll. Frv Marara); 1996a: 25, 97 (Checklist). - Galil, 1997a: 296 (Gambier, Marutea South, Moruroa, Tahaa, Tahiti, Takaroa); 2001: 500 (Eiao, Hiva Oa, Nuku Hiva, Ua Huka; 10-150 m; MUSORSTOM 9 campaign). - Calappa tuberculata - Heller, 1865: 69 (Tahiti) - Synonyms - Calappa tuberculata Fabricius, 1798. - Field observation, 2006, photograph by P. Bacchet, det. Bacchet/Poupin, Tahiti, Lagoon at night, 0.5 m; Moorea fieldwork December 2006, Haapiti mangrove, photograph by J. Poupin. - Moorea Biocode project.

Depth distribution: 10 - 150 m


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



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