Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Brachyura - Grapsidae - Pachygrapsus

Pachygrapsus minutus A. Milne-Edwards, 1873



Distribution : Poupin et al. (2005: 33) - Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea to Mexican oceanic islands: Madagascar, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, China, Japan, west and east Pacific islands (Caroline Is., Mariana Is., Fiji, Niue, Kiribati, Samoa, Hawaiian Is., Line Is., French Polynesia, Clipperton, Revillagigedo Is.). Plus Wallis & Futuna.

Remarks : Carapace 7.5x9.0 mm

Selected Reference(s)
Pachygrapsus minutus. - Forest, J. and Guinot, D., 1961: 155. - French Polynesia
Pachygrapsus minutus. - Poupin, J., Davie, P. J. F. and Cexus, J. C., 2005: 31, fig. 9a-d, 14c, 15c. - French Polynesia
Pachygrapsus minutus. - Poupin, J. and Juncker, M., 2008: . - Wallis

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Wallis & Futuna (Alofi, Futuna, Wallis); Clipperton (intertidal); Gambier (Aukena); Marquesas (Eiao, Nuku Hiva, Tahuata, Hiva Oa); Society (Moorea, Tahiti); Tuamotu (Hikueru, Makatea, Moruroa, Mataiva, Takapoto, Tikehau) - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m; Hard bottom.

Regional Records: WALLIS & FUTUNA - Pachygrapsus minutus - Poupin & Juncker, in prep (Alofi, Futuna, Wallis). - CLIPPERTON - Pachygrapsus minutus - Hertlein & Emerson, 1957: 5 (Clipperton). - Garth, 1965: 27, fig. 14 (Clipperton). - Poupin et al., 2005: 31, figs 9a-d, 14c, 15c (Clipperton). - Poupin et al., 2007 (Clipperton new coll.). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Pachygrapsus minutus - Forest & Guinot, 1961: 155 (Hikueru, Tahiti); 1962: 72 (Biogeography "Tahiti-Tuamotu"). - Peyrot-Clausade, 1977a, annex of the species: 25; 1977b: 213; 1985: 462 (Moorea); 1989: 113 (Tikehau). - Monteforte, 1984: 172, annex 1, tab. a (Makatea, Mataiva, Moorea, Tahiti, Takapoto); 1987: 9 (Moorea). - Delesalle, 1985: 289 (Mataiva). - Guinot, 1985: 453 (List). - Poupin, 1996a: 68 (Checklist). - Poupin et al., 2005: 31, fig. 9a-d, 14c, 15c (Aukena, Moruroa, Nuku Hiva, Tahiti) - Relevant material - Pachygrapsus aff. minutus - Naim, 1980a: 55, annex 1, tab. 3 (Moorea; very small adult specimens, possibly of a new species). - Guinot, 1985: 453 (List). - Moorea Biocode project. - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ5-M, Nuku Hiva, intertidal, coll. Starmer, Poupin, sample JP14 (several specimens), St. MQ12-M, Tahuata, intertidal, coll. Poupin, sample LC76, St. MQ18-M, Hiva Oa, intertidal, coll. Corbari et al., sample LC244, St. MQ29-M, Eiao, intertidal, coll. Corbari et al., sample LC375.


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



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