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Decapoda - Anomura - Coenobitidae - Coenobita

Coenobita olivieri (Owen, 1839)




Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Gambier (Tarauru-Roa); Society (Tahiti) - Terrestrial.

Regional Records: Coenobita olivieri - Nobili, 1907: 374 ("Tarawao, Papenoo" = Tahiti, Tarauru-Roa; cf. Remark). - Seurat, 1934: 52 (Tahiti, Gambier). - Forest, 1956a: 1056 (French Polynesia). - Poupin, 1994a: 14 (Tahiti; cf. Remark); 1996a: 12, 13, 77 (Checklist). - Not Coenobita olivieri - Dana, 1852b: 470 = C. spinosus H. Milne Edwards fide Ortmann (1892a: 318). - Bagnis & Christian, 1983: 108, photograph (Tuamotu) = C. perlatus H. Milne Edwards fide Poupin (1994a: 12). - Remark: A specimen attributed by Nobili to Coenobita olivieri (Owen, 1839) has been examined previously (Poupin, 1994a; Tahiti "Papenoo", MNHN Pg2111). It is very close to Coenobita spinosus, and Ortmann's (1892a) opinion that Coenobita olivieri is only a variety of C. spinosus, could be justified. Examination of the type material is required to clarify that point.


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



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