Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Brachyura - Portunidae - Catoptrus

Catoptrus nitidus A. Milne-Edwards, 1870



Selected Reference(s)
Catoptrus nitidus. - Rathbun, M. J., 1907: 60. - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Society (Tahiti); Tuamotu (Makemo) - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m (6m); Hard bottom.

Regional Records: Catoptrus nitidus - Rathbun, 1907: 60 (Makemo). - Forest & Guinot, 1962: 58 (Biogeography "Tahiti-Tuamotu"). - Stephenson, 1972: 29 (Syn.). - Guinot, 1985: 449 (List). - Poupin, 1996a: 29 (Checklist, pro parte, not specimens from Eiao 42 m det. as Libystes truncatifrons by K. Moosa). - New material - Coll. P. Frouin (st. 1211, Tahiti, 6m), det. J. Poupin "aff. nitidus" (to be checked in MNHN collection; could be Libystes aff truncatifrons). - Remark: synonymy proposed by Stephenson (1972: 29) between Catoptrus nitidus A. Milne Edwards, 1870 and Libystes truncatifrons (de Man, 1887) is not valid (A. Crosnier, pers. com. February 2003). - This species is often confused with C. inaequalis (Rathbun, 1906) - Moorea Biocode project (with 'Check').

Depth distribution: 6 - 42 m


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



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