Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Brachyura - Xanthidae - Liomera

Liomera monticulosa (A. Milne-Edwards, 1873)



Distribution : Distribution (Serène, 1984: 64): East of Africa, Madagascar, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, to Japan, Australia, French Polynesia, Easter Island. - Sublittoral (0-40/100m); Hard bottom.

Remarks : Small species, size range about 3.4x6.0 mm to 5.0x8.6 mm.

Selected Reference(s)
Carpilodes monticulosus. - Odhner, T., 1925: 21, pl. 1, fig. 18. - French Polynesia
Liomera monticulosa. - Peyrot-Clausade, M., 1977b: 212. - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Easter Island; Austral (Marotiri, Neilson reef, Lotus Bank, Arago Bank, Thiers Bank, Tubai); Marquesas (Hatu Iti, Nuku Hiva, Fatu Hiva, Ua Pou); Society (Moorea, Tahiti); Tuamotu (Marutea South) - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m (30m); ?Hard bottom.

Regional Records: EASTER ISLAND - Liomera monticulosa - Garth, 1985: 6 (Easter Island; La Pérouse Bay, 40-100m). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Carpilodes monticulosus - Nobili, 1907: 387 (Marutea South). - Odhner, 1925: 21, pl. 1, fig. 18 (Tahiti, Marutea South). - Liomera monticulosa - Forest & Guinot, 1962: 60 (Biogeography "Tahiti-Tuamotu"). - Guinot, 1964: 11 (Syn.); 1985: 451 (List). - Peyrot-Clausade, 1977a, annex of the species: 27; 1977b: 212; 1989: 115 (Moorea; 30m). - Poupin, 1996a: 39 (Checklist). - Liomera (Liomera) monticulosa - Serène, 1984: 64, fig. 24, pl. 6c (Syn.). - Not Carpilodes monticulosus - Rathbun, 1907: 37 (Fakarava, Makemo) = Liomera (Liomera) rugata (H. Milne Edwards, 1834) fide Serène (1984: 62). - Unpublished specimens in MNHN collection, coll. BENTHAUS Expedition 2002, det. J. Poupin October 2006 : Marotiri, st. DW1879, 52 m, 1 sp. ; Neilson reef, st. DW1917, 1 juv. ; Lotus Bank, st. DW1947, 1 sp., st. DW1948, 1 sp. ; Arago bank, st. DW1968, 100-120 m, 4 spp., st. DW1978, 120-180 m, 3 spp, st. DW1985, 100-107 m, 2 spp. ; Thiers Bank, st. DW1926, 50-90 m, 5 spp., st. DW1936, 3 spp. (photographiés) ; Tubai I., st. DW1958, 80-150 m, 2 spp., DW1959, 1 sp.; Rapa I., West, st. DW1894, 100 m, 2 spp. - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ2-B, Nuku Hiva, 20-23 m, coll. Albenga et al., sample 0439 (or 0438 check), St. MQ15-GR, Fatu Hiva, 28 m, coll. Starmer et al., sample LC150, St. MQ17-R, bank off Motane, 35-40 m, coll. Starmer et al., sample LC200, St. MQ21-R, Ua Pou, 6-10 m, coll. Starmer et al., sample LC274, St. MQ27-B, Hatu Iti, 5-22 m, coll. Albenga et al., sample LC344, LC345 (juvenile).

Depth distribution: 6 - 70 m


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



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