Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Caridea - Alpheidae - Arete

Arete dorsalis Stimpson, 1860



Distribution : Anker (2001, fasc. 2, p. 242) - Red Sea, Persian Gulf, E Africa (new record: Tanzania), Madagascar, Mascarenes, Comores, Seychelles, Maldives, Christmas Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Micronesia, Ryukyu Islands, Indonesia, S China, S Japan, Australia (new record: Cartier Reef, Timor Sea), C W Pacific, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Mitiaro Island (? Cook Islands), Lord Howe Island, and Kermadec Islands (many of thes records could refer to other Arete species).

Selected Reference(s)
Athanas dorsalis. - Banner, A. H. and Banner, D. M., 1967: 261. - French Polynesia
Arete dorsalis. - Anker, A., 2001: fasc. 2, p. 241. [Worldwide preliminary catalogue] - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Gambier (Mangareva); ?Marquesas (Nuku Hiva, Fatu Hiva); Tuamotu (Hao, Fakarava, Marutea South, Raroia) - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m; Echinoderm associate (gen. Heterocentrotus, Echinothrix).

Regional Records: Arete dorsalis var. Pacificus - Coutière, 1904: 58 (Marutea South). - Arete maruteensis Coutière, 1905a: 864; 1905b: 18, fig. 1-6 (Marutea South; in sea urchin Heterocentrotus mamillatus). - Nobili, 1907: 353 (Mangareva, Hao, Fakarava, Marutea). - Seurat, 1934: 60 (Marutea South). - Arete dorsalis - Banner, 1959: 130 (Raroia; in sea urchin). - Anker, 2001, fasc. 2: 241 (References, distribution, ecology). - Athanas dorsalis - A.H. & D.M. Banner, 1960: 151, fig. 5-6; 1967: 261 (Syn. and Tuamotu in distribution). - Bruce, 1982: 207 (Echinoid hosts genera: Centrostephanus, Echinothrix, Stomopneustes, Tripneustes, Heliocidaris, Centrostephanus); 1990: 578 (Redescription with illustrations). - Chace, 1988: 62 (Syn.). - Poupin, 1998: 23 (Checklist). - Arete ?dorsalis - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ7-M, Nuku Hiva, baie Controleur, 0-1 m, coll. Corbari et al., sample JP39, in spines of Echinothrix diadema, St. MQ15-R, Fatu Hiva, 28 m, dans piquant oursin ?Echinothrix diadema, coll. Starmer et al., sample LC155.


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/