Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Brachyura - Pinnotheridae - Pinnotheridae

Pinnotheridae sp. in Di Salvo (1988)



Distribution : Easter Island. Shallow-waters.


Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Easter Island.

Regional Records: EASTER ISLAND - Pinnotheridae sp. nov. (1). - DiSalvo et al., 1988: 458, tab. 4 (Easter Island, scuba dives 15-60m; det. J. Garth). - Remark: DiSalvo et al. write (p. 458): "Present collections contain eight previously unreported families and a total of 24 previously unreported or new species ... All five xanthid crabs that Garth (1985) reports from dredging samples appeared in the collections ...". Unfortunately, most of the crabs collected during this study remain unidentified. They have been pre-identified by J. Garth and, may be, deposited in the AHF collections; after death of Dr. Garth, it is possible that they have been lost during the merge of the AHF/LACM collections, as were several other crustacea from Easter Island (see for example Calcinus pascuensis).

Depth distribution: 15 - 60 m


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



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