Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Brachyura - Cryptochiridae - Hapalocarcinus

Hapalocarcinus marsupialis Simpson, 1859



Distribution : (Hendrickx, 1995b: 143) - South Africa and Red Sea to central America, including Hawaii and French Polynesia. In the eastern Pacific, from the gulf of California to Colombia and Oceanic Islands: Baja California Sur, Revillagigedo (Socorro), Clipperton, Galapagos.

Remarks : Carapace 6.0x6.2 mm.

Selected Reference(s)
Hapalocarcinus marsupialis. - Garth, J. S., 1965: 7. - Clipperton
Hapalocarcinus marsupialis. - Kropp, R. K. and Birkeland, C., 1981: 629, tab. 5. - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Clipperton (in coral Pocillopora); Marquesas (?Tahuata); Society (Moorea, Tahiti); Tuamotu (Moruroa, Takapoto) - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m; Coral obligate associate (Gen. Pocillopora).

Regional Records: CLIPPERTON - Hapalocarcinus marsupialis - Garth: 1965: 7 (Clipperton). - Hendrickx, 1995b: 143 (distribution). - Poupin et al., 2007 (Clipperton new coll.). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Hapalocarcinus marsupialis - Kropp & Birkeland, 1981: 629, tab. 5 (Moorea, Takapoto). - Odinetz, 1983: 29, 205 (Moorea, Tahiti, Takapoto). - Guinot, 1985: 454 (List). - Odinetz-Collart & Richer de Forges, 1985: 201 (Moorea and/or Tahiti). - Poupin, 1996a: 74 (Checklist) - Unpublished specimen, MNHN - Coll. Frv Marara, J. Poupin, det. R.K. Kropp (Moruroa, Tahiti ; on Pocillopora damicornis). - Moorea Biocode project. - Hapalocarcinus ?marsupialis - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ13-GR, Tahuata, 27-35 m, coll. Starmer et al., sample LC57

Depth distribution: 1 - 35 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/