Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Achelata - Scyllaridae - Arctides

Arctides regalis Holthuis, 1963



Distribution : Holthuis (2006: 426) - The species is rather widely distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacic region. Th e type locality is a reef near Coconut Island, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands. Th e other records of the species are from Mauritius (C. Michel 1974; Debelius 1999a, b, 2000), La Réunion (Monod 1975), the Maldives (present record), Kushimoto, Wakayama Prefecture, Honshu, central Japan, 33°28’N, 135°45’E (Nomura 1998), New Caledonia (Laboute & Magnier 1978, 1979), southern part of New Caledonia (Richer de Forges & Laboute 1996), outer slope of Aboré Reef near Nouméa, New Caledonia (Coutures 2001), outer SW slope and the reefs of the Lagon Sud, New Caledonia (Laboute & Richer de Forges 2004), 16 miles E of Johnston Island (larvae, Johnson 1971), the Hawaiian Islands (Edmondson 1933, 1946; Tinker 1965; DeLuca & DeLuca 1976; Friese 1984; Fielding & Robinson 1987; Colin & Arneson 1995; Debelius 1999a, b, 2000), Palea Point, Oahu (Hoover 1998), Hanauma Bay, SE Oahu (Scott 1993), Maui, Hawaiian Islands (Debelius 1999a, b, 2000), Kona coast, Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands (Rosenberg 1988), Tuamotu Islands, Central Pacifc Poupin 1996), and Hotu Marotiri, Easter Island (Retamal 2000). From Easter Island (more precise locality unknown) I have seen a very good unpublished colour photograph (see Material examined). Note: Specimen reported in this database from Austral Is., Rapa, 3-5 m, has not been examined for Holthuis' revision.

Selected Reference(s)
Arctides regalis. - Holthuis, L. B., 1991: 177, fig. 331-332. - French Polynesia
Arctides regalis. - Holthuis, L. B., 2006: 424, fig. 2b. [Revision] - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Easter Island; Austral (Rapa); Tuamotu - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m; Hard bottom.

Regional Records: EASTER ISLAND - Arctides regalis - DiSalvo et al., 1988: 455, 458, tab. 4 (Easter Island, det. Holthuis). - Holthuis, 1991: 177 (Distribution, including Easter Island). - Retamal, 2000: 45 (Easter Island, CIMAR-5, ‘Hotu’ Marotiri 12 m). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Arctides antipodarum - Michel, 1971: 467 (Tuamotu; Phyllosomes larvae) not A. antipodarum Holthuis, 1960 = A. regalis, with a doubt, fide Holthuis (1991: 177). - Arctides regalis. - Holthuis, 1991: 177, fig. 331-332 (Tuamotu; Syn.). - Poupin, 1996a: 10, 76, 77 (Checklist). - Unpublished specimens - BENTHAUS Expedition, Rapa Island, November 2002, 4 specimens, coll. and det. J.L. Menou, Rapa Iti Islet, dive at night, 3-5 m.

Depth distribution: 3 - 60 m


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



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