Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Brachyura - Cryptochiridae - Opecarcinus

Opecarcinus lobifrons Kropp, 1989



Distribution : Guam et Clipperton.

Remarks : Carapace 4.6x3.8 mm.

Selected Reference(s)
Troglocarcinus (Troglocarcinus) crescentus. - Garth, J. S., 1965: 8, figs 3-6. [on Opecarcinus crescentus (Edmonson, 1925)] - Clipperton

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Clipperton (in coral Pavona, 52 m).

Regional Records: CLIPPERTON - Troglocarcinus (Troglocarcinus) crescentus - Garth, 1965: 8, figs 3-6 (Clipperton). - Pseudocryptochirus crescentus - Garth & Hopkins, 1968: 40, fig. 2 (part, Clipperton specimens only). [non Opecarcinus crescentus (Edmonson, 1925)]. - Opecarcinus lobifrons Kropp, 1989: 112, figs 7, 8 (type locality: Guam, also Clipperton; synonymy). - Poupin et al., 2007 (Clipperton new record).

Depth distribution: 2 - 52 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/