Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Brachyura - Portunidae - Laleonectes

Laleonectes nipponensis (Sakai, 1938)



Distribution : IWP, 15-250, Reunion, Indonesia, Japan, Hawaii, French Polynesia.

Selected Reference(s)
Portunus nipponensis, Portunus sp. nov. cf. nipponensis. - Poupin, J., 1996b: 36, pl. 17b-c. [Portunus sp. nov. cf. nipponensis = L. nipponensis, cf. Crosnier & Moosa, 2002: 390] - French Polynesia
Laleonectes nipponensis. - Crosnier, A. and Moosa, M. K., 2002: 395, fig 3b, 5d-f. - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Austral (Rapa) Tuamotu (Moruroa), Marquesas (Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oa, 10-25 m) - Marine; Sublittoral (110-130m).

Regional Records: Portunus nipponensis - Poupin et al. 1990: 17 (French Polynesia; pro parte, some specimens are Laleonectes stridens). - Poupin, 1996a: 32, 98 (Checklist); 1996b: 36, pl. 17b (Moruroa; 130m). - Portunus sp. nov. cf. nipponensis - Poupin, 1996b: 36, in part pl. 17c only (specimen illustrated is from Rapa I, 110 m, and belongs to L. nipponensis; specimens indicated at localities p. 36 belong to L. stridens Crosnier & Moosa, 2002)). - Laleonectes nipponensis - Crosnier & Moosa, 2002: 390, 395 (Austral & Tuamotu, Moruroa, 110-130 m; coll. Frv Marara, fr). - Remark: Usually found in shallow waters (15-50m) but trapped to 130m in French Polynesia. - Laleonectes aff. nipponenis - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ2-R, Nuku Hiva, 20-23 m, coll. Starmer et al., sample LC423, St. MQ19-B, Hiva Oa, 10-25 m, coll. Albenga et al., sample LC228. pre-det Poupin (check if stridulating apparatus is present and pleopod; chelae similar but front different ; L. nipponensis is in Hawaii under L. oahuensis (Edmonson, 1954), a synonym).

Depth distribution: 110 - 130 m


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



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