Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Brachyura - Aethridae - Actaeomorpha

Actaeomorpha erosa Miers, 1877



Distribution : Davie (2002: 119) - Indo-West Pacific from South Africa to Hawaii, Australia (type locality Port Curtis), and Kermadec. Japan in Sakai (2004, ETI CD), Japan. Also south of French Polynesia, Rapa, from this database.

Selected Reference(s)
Actaeomorpha erosa. - Miers, E. J., 1877: 1, pl. 14. [Type locality Australia (Port Curtis)] - Australia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Marquesas (Nuku Hiva, Hatu Iti); Austral (Rapa) - Marine, 5 m, sand and rubbles.

Regional Records: Actaeomorpha erosa - Unpublished collection in Paris MNHN, det. Tan S.-H and J. Poupin, coll. BENTHAUS, Austral Islands, Rapa, st. 16 malacologist team, West of islet Tauna, 5 m, 2736.3' S, 14418,4'W, 9 November 2002, 1 ovigerous female 6.47x5.65 mm., 1 male 4.34 x 3.81 mm, photographs by J.-F. Dejouannet. - Remark - Determination based on Tan S.-H. comment, comparaison with Miers (1877) plate 14, and geographic place (Rapa at similar latitude of Kermadec Islands where this species is also reported). - Actaeomorpha ?erosa. - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ2-B, Nuku Hiva, 20-23 m, coll. Albenga et al., sample LC433, LC435, St. MQ27-B, Hatu Iti, 5-22 m, coll. Albenga et al., sample LC346 (juvenile), LC348, LC352. Also related to A. alvae Boone.

Depth distribution: 5 - 23 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/