Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Caridea - Alpheidae - Arete

Arete indicus Coutière, 1903

Distribution : Anker (2001, fasc. 2: 243) - Red Sea, E and SE Africa (new record: Mafia Island, Tanzania), Madagascar, Mascarenes, Seychelles, Maldives, Laccadives, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Manazuru and Kochi, Japan, S China, Indonesia, Palau, Philippines, Papua New Guinea (new record Madang), Australia, Western Tropical Pacific, Tongatapu, Tonga, French Polynesia (new record at Nothern Territory Museum). Many of these records may refer to other species.

Remarks : Coloration of specimen from French Polynesia differs slightly from specimens in Red Sea (A. Anker com. pers.).

Selected Reference(s)
Athanas indicus. - Banner, A. H. and Banner, D. M., 1967: 260-261. - French Polynesia
Arete indicus. - Anker, A., 2001: fasc. 2, p. 242. [Worldwide preliminary catalogue] - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Society (Bora Bora, Moorea); Tuamotu (Raroia). - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m; Echinoderm associate (gen. Echinometra); Hard bottom.

Regional Records: Arete indicus - A.H. Banner, 1959: 130 (Raroia; in hole made by sea urchin Echinotrema). - Anker, 2001, fasc. 2: 242 (Reference, distribution, ecology; new record for French Polynesia). - Athanas indicus - A.H. & D.M. Banner, 1960: 149 (Bora Bora); 1967: 260-261 (Society; "Athanas indicus was found living in exacavations made by the sea urchin Echinometra"). - Bruce, 1982: 207 (Echinoid hosts genera: Diadema, Echinometra, Anthocidaris). - Poupin, 1998: 23 (Checklist). - Moorea fieldwork December 2006, coll. Poupin (Papetoai lagoon, 0.1 m, fringing reef, in sea urchin Echinometra mathai), det. Poupin/Anker, specimens (MNHN) and photograph.

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 -