Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Brachyura - Pilumnidae - Actumnus

Actumnus globulus Heller, 1861



Distribution : Galil et al. (2006) - Red Sea and the East African coast as far south as Mozambique, plus Mediterranea as an alien species. Record from French Polynesia (in Nobili, 1907) attributed to A. digitalis.

Selected Reference(s)
Actumnus globulus. - Nobili, G., 1907: 400. - French Polynesia
Actumnus globulus. - Guinot, D., 1969: 226. [from Nobili (1907), with mention that true identity of this crab could be A. digitalis] - French Polynesia
Actumnus globulus. - Galil, Ng, and Clark, 2006: 2, fig. 1-2. [Records from French Polynesia attributed to A. digitalis.] - World

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Tuamotu (Hao, Hikueru) - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m; ?Hard bottom.

Regional Records: Actumnus globulus - Nobili, 1907: 400 ("Ohura" = Hao, Hikueru; cf. thereafter). - Forest & Guinot, 1962: 70 (Biogeography "Tahiti-Tuamotu"). - Guinot, 1969: 226 (writes about Nobili's work: "par contre il est bien possible que les "globulus" polynÚsiens de Nobili (1907, p. 50 sic) soient en fait des digitalis"); 1985: 452 (List). - Poupin, 1996a: 61, 77 (Checklist) - Relevant material - ? Actumnus sp. - Monteforte, 1984: 170, annex 1, tab. a (Makatea). - Guinot, 1985: 452 (list). - Remark - See Galil et al. (2006) for these authors A. globulus distribution is restricted to West Indian Ocean and Mediterranea; record from French Polynesia by Nobili (1907) is assigned to A. globulus.


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/