Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Brachyura - Calappidae - Ashtoret

Ashtoret picta (Hess, 1865)



Selected Reference(s)
Matuta banksii. - Rathbun, M. J., 1907: 68. [cf. Galil, 2001] - French Polynesia
Matuta picta. - Poupin, J., 1994: 27, fig. 23, pl. 3b. - French Polynesia
Ashtoret picta. - Galil, B.S., 2001: 500. - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Marquesas (Eiao, Hiva Oa, Nuku Hiva, Ua Huka); Society (Tahiti) - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m (7-56 m); Soft bottom.

Regional Records: Matuta banksii - Rathbun, 1907: 68 (Nuku Hiva). - Guinot, 1985: 453 (List). - Ashtoret lunaris - Galil & Clark, 1994: 5, fig. 1a-b, pl. 1a-b [Syn., M. banksii Leach, 1817 = A. lunaris (Forskal, 1775)]. - Poupin, 1996a: 25 (Checklist, from Rathbun ref.). All not A. lunaris (Forskal), cf. Galil, 2001. - Matuta picta - Poupin, 1994a: 27, fig. 23, pl. 3b (Tahiti; coll. Frv Marara); 1996a: 25 (Checklist). - Ashtoret picta - Galil & Clark, 1994: 18, fig. 3c-d, pl. 6a-b (Tahiti) - Galil, 2001: 500 (Eiao, Hiva Oa, Ua Huka; MUSORSTOM 9 campaign, 7-56 m; Syn.). - Remark: In the revision of the genus Matuta by Galil & Clark (1994), the location "Tahiti", that should appear under Ashtoret picta, is erroneously mentioned under Ashtoret granulosa (Miers, 1877), species still unknown from French Polynesia (Galil, personal communication). - Moorea Biocode project.

Depth distribution: 7 - 56 m


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



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