Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Achelata - Palinuridae - Panulirus

Panulirus versicolor (Latreille, 1804)



Distribution : (Holthuis, 1991: 156) - Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea and eastern Africa to Japan and French Polynesia. Includes Wallis & Futuna.

Selected Reference(s)
Panulirus versicolor. - Holthuis, L. B., 1946: 142, pl. 6-j, pl. 9-b, pl. 11-e,f,m. - French Polynesia
Panulirus versicolor. - Poupin, J. and Juncker, M., 2008: . - Wallis & Futuna

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Wallis & Futuna (Alofi); Society (Tahiti) - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m; Hard bottom.

Regional Records: Panulirus versicolor - Poupin & Juncker, in preparation (Alofi). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - ? Panulirus fasciatus - Cano, 1888: 179 (Tahiti; cf. Remark). - Panulirus ornatus - Boone, 1935: 63, pl. 16 (Tahiti). - Poupin, 1994a: 8 (French Polynesia; after Boone and erroneously after Nobili, 1907 and Gruvel, 1991) - Not Palinurus ornatus (Fabricius, 1798) (cf. Remark). - Panulirus versicolor - Holthuis, 1946: 142, pl. 6-j, pl. 9-b, pl. 11-e,f,m (Tahiti); 1991: 156, fig. 293-294 (French Polynesia). - Poupin, 1996a: 10 (Checklist). - Remark: In Holthuis (1991: 152) Panulirus fasciatus Fabricius, 1798 is a synonym of P. polyphagus (Herbst, 1793). However, Cano's (1888) reference to P. fasciatus would rather be P. versicolor, often recorded under P. fasciatus (Holthuis, 1991: 152) an in his 1991 catalogue Holthuis does not mention P. polyphagus from French Polynesia. According Holthuis (1946: 140, 142), Boone's (1935) Tahitian record of Panulirus ornatus (Fabricius, 1798) would be erroneous, but it is not certain that his material really belongs to P. versicolor.


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



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