Tropical reefs lobsters of the genus Enoplometopus
(Astacidea, Enoplometopidae)


Enoplometopus daumi Holthuis, 1983

ILLUSTRATIONS. - • Specimen from Indo-Pacific, after Debelius (1984: 40). Copyright H. Debelius. • Specimen from Indo-Pacific, after Debelius (1984: 41). Copyright H. Debelius. • Specimen in aquarium, after Debelius & Baensch (1994: 587). Copyright H. Debelius. • After Daum (1982: 267, under 'E. pictus'). Copyright H. Debelius.

REFERENCES. - Enoplometopus (Enoplometopus) daumi Holthuis, 1983: 290 (Type locality: S.E. coast of Naira, Banda Archipelago, Moluccas, Indonesia, 4° 20' 30" S, 129° 54' 20" E, 0.3–1 m; color photographs).

Enoplometopus daumi - de Saint Laurent, 1988: 61 (List). - Allen & Steene, 1994: 145 (No locality; color illustration). - Chan & Yu, 1998: 190 (Key).

Enoplometopus pictus - Daum, 1982: 267, 268, 2 figs. (Indonesia, Philippines; Color photographs) [Not Enoplometopus pictus A. Milne Edwards, 1862].

LOCATION OF TYPES SPECIMENS. - National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. (USNM).

MATERIAL EXAMINED. - None. Data from literature.

CARAPACE. - Lateral edge of rostrum with three spines. Carapace armed with four median spines (fifth anterior median spine replaced by a slight median elevation); one postcervical spine (very small); three lateral spines; two intermediate spines; one supra-ocular spine.

CHELIPEDS (P1) & AMBULATORY LEGS (P2 to P5). - Chela broad and compressed, about 3 times as long as wide; dactyl of cheliped with spines and tubercles on outer margin; 2 or 3 distal spines, behind which the margin is smooth or with low blunt tubercules; upper and lower faces of chela with tubercles. Dactyl of second pereiopod long, about 0.3 times as long as propodus; carpus with a distoventral spine.

ABDOMEN & TELSON. - Pleurae of abdominal somites II to V rounded or bluntly pointed. Anteroventral margins of pleurae II to V smooth. Posterior margin of sixth abdominal tergite smooth or tuberculated, but without true spines. Male first pleopod unknown. Telson with one lateral spine; and three distolateral spines (to be confirmed).

COLORATION. - Ground color of body very pale brownish or purplish. Lateral face of carapace with streaks (vertical). Ambulatory legs almost uniformely colored (pale brownish with white spots on ischium and basis). Abdomen with several ocellated spots.

DISTRIBUTION. - Indonesia: Naira Island, Banda Archipelago, Moluccas, Indonesia. - Philippines. Deep distribution: 0–1 meters.

Cite this publication as: Joseph POUPIN (2002 onwards).Tropical reef lobsters of the genus Enoplometopus: Descriptions, Illustrations, Identification, and Information Retrieval, using the DELTA format. Version: 30 May 2002. At