Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Brachyura - Sesarmidae - Metasesarma

Metasesarma obesum (Dana, 1851)



Selected Reference(s)
Metasesarma granularis. - Heller, C., 1862: 522. - French Polynesia
Metasesarma rousseauxi granularis. - Forest, J. and Guinot, D., 1961: 158, fig. 168, 169, 174a-b. - French Polynesia
Metasesarma obesum. - Ng, P. K. L. and Schubart, C. D., 2003: 426, fig. 1-3. - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Marquesas (Eiao, Tahuata, Hiva Oa); Gambier (Tarauru-Roa); Society (Moorea, Raiatea, Tahiti ); Tuamotu (Hikueru, Moruroa, Rangiroa) - Land, close to river; Hard bottom.

Regional Records: Metasesarma granularis Heller, 1862: 522 (Tahiti). - Metasesarma rugulosa Heller, 1865: 65 (Tahiti). - Metasesarma rousseauxi H. Milne Edwards - Ortmann, 1894: 717 (Tahiti). - Holthuis, 1953: 33 ("Taravao" = Tahiti). - Sesarma (Metasesarma) rousseauxi - Nobili, 1907: 405 (Tarauru-Roa). - Metasesarma rousseauxi granularis - Forest & Guinot, 1961: 158, fig. 168, 169, 174a-b (Hikueru, "Papenoo" = Tahiti; Syn.); 1962: 72 (Biogeography "Tahiti-Tuamotu"). - Guinot, 1985: 454 (List). - Poupin, 1996a: 70 (Checklist). - Metasesarma obesum - Ng & Schubart, 2003: 426, fig. 1-3 (Tahiti; new comb. and abbreviated synonymy; family Sesarmidae). - Unpublished records, coll. & det. G. Paulay (as Metasarma rousseauxi, in FLMNH-UF), Moorea, Raiatea, Rangiroa, Tahiti; coll. & det. J. Poupin, Moruroa (3 spp. in MNHN); coll. Murielle, 21/12/2003, close to river near aquaculture basin, Opunohu Bay, near CRIOBE Center, det. J. Poupin., 4 M, 2 F, photo 1 M 7.0x8.2 mm. - Moorea Biocode project (as M. rousseauxi). - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ12-M, Tahuata, intertidal, coll. Corbari et al., sample LC58, LC66b, LC114, St. MQ18-M, Hiva Oa, intertidal, coll. Corbari et al., sample LC260, St. MQ29-M, Eiao, intertidal, coll. Corbari et al., sample LC372.


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



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