Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Caridea - Alpheidae - Alpheus

Alpheus rapax Fabricius, 1798



Distribution : Anker (2001) - Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, E. Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Ryukyu Islands, S. China, Singapore, Philippines, Malyasia, Indonesia, Australia, Micronesia, Tonga, Hawaii "Many records listed above could refer to other species". Plus French Polynesia

Remarks : Sometimes associated with gobies fishes.

Selected Reference(s)
Alpheus rapax. - Anker, A., 2001: 225. [World distribution] - World

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: ?Marquesas (Tahuata, 27-35 m); Society (Moorea) - Burrow in sand/mud bottom.

Regional Records: Alpheus rapax - Unpublished specimen - Moorea fieldwork December 2006 (first record), Haapiti mangrove, coll. Poupin, 'Yabby pump' on burrow, sand and mud, 1 specimen (MNHN), photograph, det. A. Anker/J. Poupin. - Alpeus sp. aff. rapax (Pre-det A. Anker, from photos) - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ13-R, Tahuata, 27-35 m, coll. Starmer et al., sample LC121.


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/