Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Caridea - Alpheidae - Alpheus

Alpheus obesomanus Dana, 1852

Distribution : Anker (2001, fasc. 2, p. 214) - Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, E and S Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mascarenes, Maldives, Thailand, Vietnam, South China Sea, Taiwan, Ryukyu Isalnds, Japan, Micronesia, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, New Britain, Australia (new local record: Cartier Reef, W Australia), Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia.

Selected Reference(s)
Alpheus obesomanus. - Banner, A. H. and Banner, D. M., 1967: 269. - French Polynesia
Alpheus obesomanus. - Anker, A., 2001: fasc. 2, p. 214. [Worldwide preliminary catalogue] - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Society (Bora Bora, Moorea, Raiatea, Tahiti) - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m; Coral facultative associate (Gen. Pocillopora); Burrower.

Regional Records: Alpheus obesomanus - Boone, 1935: 135, pl. 35, in coral; "partim" in A.H. & D.M. Banner (1964: 88), (Raiatea, Tahiti). - A.H. & D.M. Banner, 1966a: 174 (Syn.); 1967: 269 ("BD2-3, from coral heads, BD4, from reef flat, BD5, outer ridge encrusted with smooth coralline alga, BD30, various heads of coral, BD37" = Tahiti, "BD8-9, BD13, from various living and dead corals, BD14, BD19, from dead and overgrown heads of Pocillopora spp., BD20, from massive dead heads of Porites, BD21, from scattered heads of dead coral, BD26, fom living and dead coral" = Bora Bora, "BD32" = Moorea). - Miya, 1974: 127, pl. 22, fig. a-e (Syn.). - Odinetz, 1983: 207 (Tahiti, not indicated in work but mentioned in MNHN collections; in coral Pocillopora, non obligate associate). - Poupin, 1998: 20, fig. 3 (Checklist). - Anker, 2001, fasc. 2: 214 (References, distribution, ecology). - Unpublished specimens - Moorea fieldwork December 2006, coll. Poupin, Papetoai lagoon, 0.1 m, fringing reef, coral rubbles, photograph, det. A. Anker/J. Poupin. - Moorea Biocode project (with 'complex').

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

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