Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Brachyura - Portunidae - Portunus

Portunus cf. longispinosus Dana, 1852 (in Crosnier, 2002)



Distribution : Central Pacific: French Polynesia (Marquesas) - 53-180 m.

Selected Reference(s)
Portunus cf. longispinosus. - Crosnier, A., 2002: 405, fig. 2-3. - French Polynesia
Portunus iranjae. - Poupin, J., 1996a: 32. [In part, spp. re-examined by Crosnier 2002; not P. iranjae Crosnier, 1962] - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Endemic to the region; Marquesas (Eiao, Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Nuku Hiva, Ua Pou); Society (Tahiti?) - Marine; Sublittoral (53-180 m); ?Hard bottom.

Regional Records: Portunus iranjae - Poupin, 1996a: 32 (Not P. iranjae Crosnier, 1962; in part, specimens det. par K. Moosa and re-examined by Crosnier 2002). - Portunus cf. longispinosus - Crosnier, 2002: 405, fig. 2-3 (Eiao, Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Nuku Hiva, Ua Pou, MUSORSTOM 9 campaign, 53-180 m + a station at 95/305 m and coll. Frv Marara, fr). - Unpublished specimen, coll. G. Paulay, prov. det. J. Poupin from photograph only, Tahiti, October 19, 2001, east coast, at Trou de Souffleur (FLMNH-UF 1648). - Field observation, 2006, photograph by P. Bacchet, prov. det. Poupin/Crosnier, Tahiti, outer slope at night, about 0.5-1 m. - Portunus complex longispinosus - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ17-R, bank off Motane, 35-40 m, coll. Starmer et al., sample LC245 (check with sp.)

Depth distribution: 53 - 183 m


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



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