Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Caridea - Alpheidae - Alpheus

Alpheus frontalis H. Milne Edwards, 1837



Distribution : Anker (2001, fasc. 2, p. 195) - Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, E Africa, Comores, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mascarenes, Chagos Islands, Laccadives, S India, Andaman Sea, Japan, Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, Vietnam, South China Sea, Philippines, Indonesia, Micronesia, Solomon Islands, Australia (new record: Hibernia Reef, W Australia), Loyalty Island, Samoa, French Polynesia.

Selected Reference(s)
Alpheus frontalis. - Heller, C., 1865: 107. - French Polynesia
Alpheus frontalis. - Banner, A. H., 1959: 141. - French Polynesia
Alpheus frontalis. - Anker, A., 2001: fasc. 2, p. 194. [Worldwide preliminary catalogue] - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Society (Moorea, Tahiti) - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m (0-50/55 m); Algae associate; Coral facultative associate (Gen. Pocillopora); Hard bottom.

Regional Records: Alpheus frontalis. - Heller, 1865: 107 (Tahiti). - A.H. Banner, 1959: 141 ("Hamahomo" = Rairoa; in algal tube, under rocks). - Miya, 1974: 135, pl. 23, fig. d-g ("Could be found living in pairs in tubes which they made from filamentous blue-green or dark brown algae (Gen. Lyngbya). These tubes were found branching and penetrating between the fronds of dead corals ..."). - A.H. & D.M. Banner, 1983: 30 (Living in felted tubes of filamentous blue-green algae, genera Plectonema, Lyngbya, Microcoleus). - Odinetz, 1983: 207 (Moorea - locality not indicated clearly in the work but mentioned in MNHN catalogue; in coral Pocillopora, non obligate associate). - Chace, 1988: 28 (Syn.; "Albatross specimens were found swimming at the surface under an electric light"). - Poupin, 1998: 19 (Checklist). - Anker, 2001, fasc. 2: 194 (References, distribution).


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/