Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Brachyura - Trapeziidae - Trapezia

Trapezia formosa Smith, 1869



Distribution : Mozambic to central America, including ?French Polynesia. In the Eastern Pacific, from the gulf of California, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, to Equator, and oceanic Islands: Baja California Sur, Revillagigedo (Clarion, Socorro), Clipperton, Galapagos.

Remarks : Carapace 16x18 mm


Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Clipperton (outer reef, 20-60 m, in coral Pocillopora).

Regional Records: CLIPPERTON - Trapezia ferruginea - Garth, 1965: 24 (Clipperton) [In part, non T. ferruginea Latreille (cf. Castro, 1996: 545)]. - Trapezia formosa - Castro, 1996: 544 (synonymy, distribution ; with specimens from Clarion and Clipperton) ; 1998: 178 (distribution, systematic). - Castro et al., 2004: 41, 44, 51 (distribution, synonymy, key). - Poupin et al., 2007 (Clipperton new coll.).

Depth distribution: 1 - 60 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/