Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Brachyura - Xanthidae - Palapedia

Palapedia marquesas (Serčne, 1972)



Distribution : French Polynesia (Marquesas, Tuamotu).

Remarks : Although this species is considered as described from the Marquesas Island, hence the specific name 'marquesas', the type material in Serčne (1972) is from Anaa, an atoll of the Tuamotu.


Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Marquesas (Ua Huka, ?Hatu Iti); Tuamotu (Anaa) - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m; ?Hard bottom.

Regional Records: Kraussia marquesas Serčne, 1972: 53, fig. 14-15, 23g, k (Anaa). - Guinot, 1985: 449 (List). - Palapedia marquesas - Ng, 1993: 141 (subfamily nov. and gen. nov.). - Poupin, 1996a: 5, 51 (Checklist). - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 2, coll. Evans, sample 0322, St 17, Ua Huka, 20 m, 1 female 10x11.7 mm (pre-det Poupin, check with Serčne, 1972 key). - Palapedia ?marquesas (juvenile) - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ27-GR-B, Hatu Iti, 5-22 m, coll. Albenga et al., sample LC358 (no teeth on anterolateral margin of carapace, ?juvenile).

Depth distribution: 0 - 20 m


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



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