Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Caridea - Alpheidae - Metalpheus

Metalpheus rostratipes (Pocock, 1890)



Distribution : Anker (2001, fasc. 2, p. 265) - Caribbean Sea, NE Brazil, Ascension Island, Gulof of Guinea, Madagascar, Seychelles, Mascarenes, W and N Australia, S Japan, Micronesia, Melanesia, Austalia, Hawaii, French Polynesia, Easter Island, Clipperton Island, Panama.

Remarks : Lt up to 7-15 mm.

Selected Reference(s)
Alpheus rostratipes. - Banner, A. H. and Banner, D. M., 1967: 268. - French Polynesia
Metalpheus rostratipes. - Anker, A., 2001: fasc. 2, p. 265. [Worldwide preliminary catalogue] - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Clipperton (intertidal to 12 m, in coral of algae); Easter Island; Clipperton; Society (Bora Bora, Moorea, Tahiti) - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m; ?Hard bottom; Coral facultative associate.

Regional Records: CLIPPERTON - Crangon hawaiiensis clippertoni Schmitt, 1939a: 11 (type locality: Clipperton). - Alpheus clippertoni - Chace, 1962: 609 (Clipperton). - Poupin et al., 2007 (Clipperton new coll.). - EASTER ISLAND - Alpheus rostratipes. - DiSalvo et al., 1988: 458, tab. 4 (Easter Island, scuba dives 15-60m; det. D. Banner). - Banner & Banner, 1967: 268 (Synonymy and distribution). - Metalpheus rostratipes - Wicksten & Hendrick, 1992: 5 (ref. to Banner & Banner, 1982, Manning & Chace, 1990; distribution). - Crosnier & Forest, 1966: 246 (complete synonymy). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Alpheus rostratipes - A.H. & D.M. Banner, 1967: 268 ("BD2, BD30, BD38" = Tahiti, "BD8-9, BD14, BD17-18, BD22" = Bora Bora, "BD32" = Moorea). - Poupin, 1998: 22 (Checklist). - Metalpheus rostratipes - Anker, 2001, fasc. 2: 265 (References, distribution). - SYNONYMS: Crangon hawaiiensis clippertoni Schmitt, 1939; Crangon nanus Banner, 1953; Alpheus huikau Banner, 1959; Alpheus clippertoni Chace, 1962. - Moorea Biocode project (as Metalpheus nanus = ?Crangon nanus Banner, 1953 synonym of this species)

Depth distribution: 0 - 60 m


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



Since November 2012, this database is updated in CRUSTA database - http://crustiesfroverseas.free.fr/