Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Brachyura - Ocypodidae - Uca

Uca tetragonon (Herbst, 1790)



Distribution : (Rosenberg at http://www.fiddlercrab.info/ ) - Indo-West Pacific - South Africa to Iran, Madagascar, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Papa New Guinea, Taiwan, Micronesia, Melanesia. This includes French Polynesia and Wallis & Futuna.

Remarks : Remark: Forest & Guinot (1962: 70) mention U. dussumieri (H. Milne Edwards) from French Polynesia, probably after Ortmann (1894; Gelasimus dussumieri, Tahiti, p. 755). Ortmann's reference is cited by Crane (1975) for two subspecies: Uca (Deltuca) dussumieri spinata (specimens from Java and Singapore) and Uca (Deltuca) dussumieri dussumieri (specimens from the Philippines and Mindanao). Ortmann's Tahitian U. dussumieri do not appear in Crane, who clearly indicates (p. 437) that Uca dussumieri does not occur in French Polynesia. Ortmann's "U. dussumieri", if they exist, must probably be, either U. chlorophthalmus, or U. tetragonon.

Selected Reference(s)
Uca tetragonon. - Nobili, G., 1907: 408. - French Polynesia
Uca (Thalassuca) tetragonon. - Crane, J., 1975: 77, 81, 596, fig. 37d, 63a-b, 81f, 82e, 99, pl. 13. - French Polynesia
color photograph only. - Juncker, M., 2004: back cover. - Wallis
Uca tetragonon. - Poupin, J. and Juncker, M., 2008: . - Wallis
Uca tetragonon. - Rosenberg, M. S., Internet: . - World

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Wallis & Futuna (Wallis); Austral (Rapa); Gambier (Mangareva); Society (Bora Bora, Raiatea, Tahiti); Tuamotu (Moruroa, Napuka, Raroia) - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m; Terrestrial affinities; Soft bottom; Burrower.

Regional Records: WALLIS & FUTUNA - Uca tetragonon - Juncker, 2004, back cover, color photograph (Wallis & Futuna, det. J. Poupin from photographs only). - Poupin & Juncker, in preparation (Wallis). - FRENCH POLYENSIA - Gelasimus duperreyi Guérin-Méneville, 1829, pl. 1, fig. 2, 2a (Bora Bora). - Gelasimus tetragonon - Guérin-Méneville, 1838, pl. 1, fig. 2, 2a (Bora Bora) pro parte. - Heller, 1865: 37 (Tahiti). - Kingsley, 1880a: 143, pl. 9, fig. 11 (Tahiti). - Miers, 1886: 243 (Tahiti). - de Man, 1891: 24, pl. 2, fig. 6 (Tahiti). - Ortmann, 1894: 754 (Tahiti). - Uca tetragonon - Nobili, 1907: 408 ("Rikitea, Gatavake" = Mangareva). - Rathbun, 1907: 26 (Bora Bora). - Holthuis, 1953: 29 (Raroia). - Morrison, 1954: 8 (Raroia). - Crane, 1957: 79 (Bora Bora). - Gelasimus (Uca) tetragonon - Seurat, 1934: 59 (Mangareva). - Uca tetragonum - Forest & Guinot, 1962: 70 (Biogeography "Tahiti-Tuamotu"). - Uca (Thalassuca) tetragonon - Crane, 1975: 77, 81, 596, fig. 37d, 63a-b, 81f, 82e, 99, pl. 13 (Bora Bora, Raiatea, Raroia, Tahiti; Syn.). - Guinot, 1985: 453 (List). - Poupin, 1994a: 72, fig. 68, pl. 8h (Mangareva, Moruroa, Napuka, Rapa; coll. Frv Marara); 1996a: 74 (Checklist). - Unpublished sp. - coll. BENTHAUS Expedition, Rapa, det. J. Poupin; Moorea fieldwork December 2006, coll. and det. Poupin, specimens (MNHN) and color photograph, Haapiti mangrove. - Moorea Biocode project.


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



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