Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Brachyura - Xanthidae - Lybia

Lybia tessellata (Latreille, 1812)




Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Marquesas (Ua Huka, Ua Pou, Tahuata); Society (Moorea, Tahiti); Tuamotu (Makatea, Mataiva, Rangiroa, Raroia) - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m; Coral facultative associate; Anemone associate.

Regional Records: Melia tesselata - Finnegan, 1931: 647 (Marquesas). - Lybia tessellata - Holthuis, 1953: 23 (Raroia). - Morrison, 1954: 13 (Raroia). - Forest & Guinot, 1962: 68 (Biogeography "Tahiti-Tuamotu, Marquesas"). - Takeda & Miyake, 1970: 15 ("Avatoru" = Rangiroa, Tahiti). - Guinot, 1976: 70, fig. 17d, 18e, 19c, 20e-h, 22d, pl. 2, fig. 6 (Syn.); 1985: 452 (List). - Monteforte, 1984: 171, annex 1, tab. a (Makatea, Mataiva, Moorea, Tahiti); 1987: 9 (Moorea). - Poupin, 1996a: 37 (Checklist). - Remark: small anemones on the claws. - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 2, coll. Evans, St. 19, sample 0336, Ua Huka, 20 m; Leg 3, St. MQ11-R, Tahuata, 6-12 m, coll. Starmer et al., sample LC82, St. MQ21-R, Ua Pou, 6-10 m, coll. Starmer et al., sample LC334.

Depth distribution: 6 - 20 m


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



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