Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Brachyura - Grapsidae - Leptograpsus

Leptograpsus variegatus (Fabricius, 1793)



Distribution : (Griffin, 1973: 416; Garth, 1973: 323; Poupin, 1996a: 67): From Australia and New Zealand to Peru and Chili, including French Polynesia (Rapa), Easter Island and Juan Fernandez. - Littoral; Hard bottom.

Selected Reference(s)
Leptograpsus variegatus. - Poupin, J., 1996a: 67. - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Easter Island; Austral (Rapa); Marquesas - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m; Terrestrial affinities; Hard bottom.

Regional Records: EASTER ISLAND - Leptograpsus variegatus - Rathbun, 1907: 29 (Easter Island, La Pérouse Bay). - Garth, 1973: 323 (Easter Island, Hanga Roa, and sp. examined by Rathbun). - Báez & Ruiz, 1985: 104 (Easter Island; specimens deposited in MNHN Santiago, coll. 1953-1983). - Retamal & Navarro, 1996: 53 (Littoral, Salas y Gómez, coll. M. Retamal, 1995 Chilean Navy, POI Expedition). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Leptograpsus variegatus - de Man, 1890: 84 (Marquesas; under L. ansoni H. Milne Edwards, 1853). - Griffin, 1973: 461, fig. 1-6 (Syn.). - Poupin, 1996a: 67 (Checklist, with a new record at Rapa where it is very common; coll. Frv Marara, fr) - Synonyms - Leptograpsus ansoni H. Milne Edwards, 1853. - Unpublished sp, coll. & det. G. Paulay, Rapa, March 09, 2002, Akao raro, coastal zone, shallow bay with basalt benches and dead reef platforms (FLMNH-UF 3150); coll. BENTHAUS Expedition (Poupin), Rapa, Haurei Bay, seashore, November 8, 2002, det. J. Poupin November 25, 2003 (6 spp. in MNHN).


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



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