Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Brachyura - Portunidae - Portunus

Portunus suborbicularis Stephenson, 1975



Distribution : Indian Ocean: Mauritius; West Pacific: Marshall Islands; Central Pacific: Hawaii, French Polynesia (Marquesas) - 2-78 m.

Remarks : In French Polynesia Crosnier (2002: 415) mentions also "Société (Moorea)", but whithout specimen(s) or reference for that place !

Selected Reference(s)
Portunus orbitosinus. - Poupin, J., 1996a: 32. [Not Portunus orbitosinus Rathbun, 1911; see Crosnier 2002] - French Polynesia
Portunus suborbicularis. - Crosnier, A., 2002: 414. - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Marquesas (Eiao, Hatutaa, Motu One, Nuku Hiva, Ua Huka, Ua Pou) - Marine; Sublittoral (4-56 m); ?Soft bottom (mud, sand).

Regional Records: Portunus orbitosinus - Poupin, 1996a: 32 (Eiao, 42 m; not P. orbitosinus Rathbun, 1911, cf. Crosnier 2002). - Portunus suborbicularis - Crosnier, 2002: 414 (Eiao, Hatutaa, Motu One, Nuku Hiva, Ua Huka, Ua Pou, MUSORSTOM 9 campaign, 4/7-55/56 m, and coll. Frv Marara, fr).

Depth distribution: 4 - 56 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/