Galathea robusta Baba, 1990

Macpherson, Enrique & Robainas-Barcia, Aymee, 2015, Species of the genus Galathea Fabricius, 1793 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Galatheidae) from the Indian and Pacific Oceans, with descriptions of 92 new species, Zootaxa 3913 (1), pp. 1-335: 268

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3913.1.1

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scientific name

Galathea robusta Baba, 1990
status

 

Galathea robusta Baba, 1990 

Galathea robusta Baba, 1990: 956  , fig. 13 ( Madagascar, 105–115 m).— Baba, 2005: 84, fig. 31, 245 (key, synonymies, Mauritius, 238 m).—Baba et al., 2008: 76 (compilation).—Macpherson, 2012: 410 (comparative material).

Material examined. Madagascar. ATIMO VATAE. Stn CP3561, 25° 38 'S, 46 ° 13 'E, 128–133 m, 6 May 2010: 1 M 3.0 mm (MNHN-IU- 2013-8421).

Reunion Island. MD 32, Stn CP57, 21°04.5'S, 55 ° 11 'E, 210–227 m, 22 August 1982: 2 ov. F 3.0– 4.4 mm (MNHN-IU- 2013-8420).

Remarks. The specimens examined agree quite well with the holotype male (MNHN-Ga 712) from Madagascar (Baba 1990). Galathea robusta  resembles G. sentosa  n. sp. from Wallis and Futuna (see Remarks for this latter species).

The genetic divergences with other species are always higher than 15.2 % ( COI, the closest is G. p s i l a n. sp.) and 7.4 % (16 S rRNA, the closest is G. cymo  n. sp.) ( Tab. 3).

Distribution. Madagascar, La Réunion, Mauritius, 105– 238 m.

COI

University of Coimbra Botany Department

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Decapoda

Family

Galatheidae

Genus

Galathea

Loc

Galathea robusta Baba, 1990

Macpherson, Enrique & Robainas-Barcia, Aymee 2015
2015
Loc

Galathea robusta

Baba 1990: 956
1990