Data for selected species
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Stomatopoda - Stomatopoda - Gonodactylidae - Gonodactylus

Gonodactylus chiragra (Fabricius, 1781)



Distribution : (Ahyong, 2001: 70) - French Polynesia to Japan, Australia, and the Indo-Malayan region to the western Indian Ocean. Includes Wallis & Futuna.

Selected Reference(s)
Gonodactylus chiragra. - Poupin, J., 1998: 34. - French Polynesia
Gondactylus chiragra. - Poupin, J. and Juncker, M., 2008: . [in preparation] - Wallis & Futuna

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Wallis & Futuna (Futuna); Gambier (Mangareva); Marquesas (Eiao-Hatutaa, Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oa); Society (Moorea, Tahiti); Tuamotu (Hao, Kaukura, Fakahina, Makatea) - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m; ?Hard bottom; ?Burrower.

Regional Records: WALLIS & FUTUNA - Gondactylus chiragra - Poupin & Juncker, in preparation (Futuna, st. 3). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Gonodactylus chiragra - Heller, 1865: 126 (Tahiti). - Nobili, 1907: 410 ("Ohura-Hao" = Hao, Kaukura, Fakahina, "motu Marakuraku"=?). - Sendler, 1923: 47 (Makatea). - Edmonson, 1921: 300 (Marquesas). - Boone, 1934: 11, pl. 2, fig. a, part (Nuku Hiva, Tahiti; not Bora Bora and Raiatea, see Manning, 1967c: 103). - Seurat, 1934: 61 ("Rikitea" = Mangareva, Hao, Fakahina, Kaukura). - Manning, 1967c: 102 (Marquesas and Society islands; revision of Boone's material but whithout precision of islands concerned and: "these specimens were not all examined"); 1995: 20, 69, 71, pl. 5-8, fig. 8e,f, 9a,b, 10a, 11a, 27a, 28-30 (List & key). - Naim, 1980: 51 (Moorea; in algae Halimeda opuntia). - Müller, 1994: 27 (Syn.). - Gosliner et al., 1996: 195 (Photograph R. Caldwell 699). - Poupin, 1998: 34 (Checklist, with new sp. - Coll. C. Hily, det. K. Moosa, Tahiti MNHN STO 1959). - Ahyong, 2002: 369 (Checklist). - Remark: Except for Boone's material, revised by Manning (1967b), most of the old collections should be checked. "A suite of species, including virtually all members of Gonodactylus, has been confused with G. chiragra at one time or another" (Manning, 1995: 74). - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ19-B, Hiva Oa, 10-25 m, coll. Albenga et al., sample LC250, St. MQ32-B, Hatutaa, 17-22 m, coll. Albenga et al, sample LC380. pre-det. J. Poupin (perhaps collected at low tide).

Depth distribution: 0 - 25 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/