Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Brachyura - Ocypodidae - Macrophthalmus

Macrophthalmus convexus Stimpson, 1858



Distribution : (Poupin, 1997) - Western Pacific (Japan, Philippines, Guam, Kiribati, Fiji, Hawaii, French Polynesia), and Thailand, Indonesia, Australia. Plus Wallis & Futuna.

Selected Reference(s)
Macrophthalmus convexus. - Poupin, J., 1997: 163, fig. 1c, d, 3c-e, 4-6. - French Polynesia
Macrophthalmus convexus. - Poupin, J. and Juncker, M., 2008: . - Wallis

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Wallis & Futuna (Wallis); Society (Bora Bora, Moorea, Tahiti) - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m; Brackish water; Soft bottom (mud and sand); Burrower.

Regional Records: WALLIS & FUTUNA - Macrophthalmus convexus - Poupin & Juncker, in preparation (Wallis). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Macrophthalmus convexus - Ortmann, 1894: 745 (Tahiti). - Forest & Guinot, 1962: 70 (Biogeography "Tahiti-Tuamotu"). - Guinot, 1985: 453 (List). - Poupin, 1996a: 73, 80 (Checklist); 1997: 163, fig. 1c, d, 3c-e, 4-6 (Bora Bora, Tahiti; coll. Frv Marara). - Unpublished sp., coll. BENTHAUS Expedition (Poupin), October 28, 2002, Tahiti, Taravao, seashore at low tide, burrow in mud and sand, det. J. Poupin November 25, 2003 (3 spp. in MNHN collections); Moorea fieldwork December 2006, coll. and det. Poupin, specimens (MNHN) and color photograph, Haapiti mangrove.


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/