Trapeziidae Miers, 1886

Poupin, Joseph, Corbari, Laure, Pérez, Thierry & Chevaldonné, Pierre, 2012, Deep-water decapod crustaceans studied with a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) in the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia (Crustacea: Decapoda), Zootaxa 3550, pp. 43-60: 55-56

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Trapeziidae Miers, 1886
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Family Trapeziidae Miers, 1886 

Calocarcinus habei Takeda, 1980  . Stn 32, Nuku Hiva, 363 m ( Fig. 8View FIGURE 8 a –b), on Madrepora  sp. ( Scleractinia  , Oculinidae  ) (specimen collected LC 394).

Quadrella aff. coronata Dana, 1852  . Stn 16, Fatu Hiva, 315–340 m ( Fig. 8View FIGURE 8 c –d), on Madracis  sp. ( Scleractinia  , Pocilloporidae  ) (specimens 2 spp. were collected LC 169, LC 281).

Remarks. If our identification of Quadrella aff. coronata  is confirmed when specimens collected are available for examination, it will represent a significant geographic extension for this species. This coral associated crab is widespread in the Indian Ocean, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Vanuatu, from 2–26 m to 189–194 m (see Galil 1986; Castro 1999, 2009), and was recently reported at 442–491 m off Madagascar (Castro, in press: MIRIKY Expedition, Madagascar, stn CP 3210, 29.6. 2009, 12° 44 'S, 48 ° 12 'E, 442–491 m).