for selected species
Decapoda - Axiidea - Axiidae - Bouvieraxius
Distribution : (Kensley, 2003) - Guam, Sulu Sea. Probably also Tahiti.
Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton) Distribution & Ecology: Society (Tahiti) - Marine; Sublittoral (10-60 m); Hard bottom.
Regional Records: Axiidae sp. - Poupin, 2005 : 20, unidentified sp. on outer slope of Tahiti, in front of Maeva beach hotel; known from photograph only (D. Pardon). A photograph of this species has been published in the tahitian newspaper 'La Dépêche', 31 August 1994, under 'Le homard aux pinces d'or'. - Bouvieraxius springeri - New determination, J. Poupin, February 13, 2012, based on color photograph of this species published by Kengsley (2003: 365, pl. 4), very similar for overall morphology and color pattern (see photos).
Depth distribution: 10 - 60 m
References : compilation of references cited in Poupin (1996, 1998, 2003) and Poupin et al. (2009) -
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