Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Brachyura - Portunidae - Portunus

Portunus macrophthalmus Rathbun, 1906



Distribution : Indian Ocean: Mauritius; Indonesia (Timor, Irian Jaya); Philippines; Central Pacific: Hawaii, French Polynesia (Marquesas) - 2-90 m.

Remarks : Very similar to Portunus guinotae Stephenson & Rees, 1961; Crosnier (2002: 410 ): "Les femelles des deux espèces, récoltées isolément, nous paraissent impossibles à distinguer".

Selected Reference(s)
Portunus macrophthalmus. - Poupin, J., 1996a: 32. - French Polynesia
Portunus macrophthalmus. - Crosnier, A., 2002: 410. - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Marquesas (Eiao, Hiva Oa) - Marine; Sublittoral (9-62m).

Regional Records: Portunus macrophthalmus - Poupin, 1996a: 32, 76 (Checklist, with first record at Eiao, Hiva Oa, 42-53m; coll. Frv Marara, fr). - Crosnier, 2002: 410 (Eiao, Hiva Oa, Tahuata; MUSORSTOM 9 campaign, 9/15-60/62 m). - Portunus iranjae - Poupin, 1996a: 32 (In part, sp. de Tahuata, cf. Crosnier, 2002).

Depth distribution: 9 - 62 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/