Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Anomura - Diogenidae - Dardanus

Dardanus gemmatus (H. Milne Edwards, 1848)



Distribution : Indo-ouest Pacifique. Maurice, Australie, Japon, Hawaii, Polynésie française. Comprend, Réunion, Madagascar et Mayotte

Selected Reference(s)
Dardanus gemmatus. - Poupin, J., 1994: 22, fig. 18, pl. 2e. - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Austral (Arago bank, Maria); Marquesas (Nuku Hiva, Tahuata, Ua Huka); Society (Moorea, Tahiti); Tuamotu (Manihi?, Rangiroa, Taiaro) - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m (0-95m); Anemone associate

Regional Records: Pagurus gemmatus H. Milne Edwards, 1848: 60 (Marquesas). - Stimpson, 1858c: 234 [72] (Marquesas; new material ?). - Forest, 1953b: 557, fig. 10-11; 1956a: 1063 (Tahiti). - Dardanus gemmatus - Monteforte, 1984: 172, annex 1, tab. a; 1987: 8 (Moorea). - Rahayu, 1988: 36 (Tahiti). - Poupin, 1994a: 22, fig. 18, pl. 2e (Maria, Tahiti, Taiaro, Ua Huka; 10-20m; coll. Frv Marara); 1996a: 17 (Checklist); 1996b: 18, pl. 8a (same material, illustrated; 0-25m). - Without name - ? Salvat, 1986a: 23, photograph (Tahiti). - ? Pardon, 1992: 80, photograph (Manihi) - Det. after the photographs. - Unpublished specimens, MNHN - Coll. Marara st. 282, Nuku Hiva, 56m, st. D47, Tahuata, 48m; coll. & det. G. Paulay, Rangiroa, January 10, 2001, ca. 1 km S. of NW point of atoll, off Motu Maeherehonae (FLMNH-UF 1340); Austral, Arago bank, coll. BENTHAUS Expedition, stn CAS1976, trap 90-95 m, det. J. Poupin from photograph. - Field observation, 2006, photograph by P. Bacchet, det. Bacchet/Poupin, Tahiti, lagoon at night, 8 m; det. D.L. Rahayu, April 2007 from specimens in MNHN collection. Coll. MUSORSTOM 9 and REMARQ, station DR12, Nuku Hiva , 08°46.827' S, 140°03.636' W, 65-78 m; , coll. malacologist team Van Cosel et al, Ua Huka, st. 20. - Moorea Biocode project. - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 2, St. 2, Nuku Hiva, 20 m; Leg 3, St MQ1-R, Nuku Hiva, 8-10 m, coll. Starmer et all, sample JP8, St. MQ2-R, Nuku Hiva, 20-23 m, coll. Starmer, 1 juvénile, ?sample LC421, sample LC415, sample LC1, several specimens first attributed to D. pedunculatus because the tubercles on outer face of large chela are poorly developped; by comparison with typical D. pedunculatus from Austral Is., it seems that these specimens are juveniles or young of D. gemmatus.

Depth distribution: 0 - 95 m


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



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