Galathea albatrossae Baba, 1988

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: 37

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Galathea albatrossae Baba, 1988
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Galathea albatrossae Baba, 1988 

Galathea albatrossae Baba, 1988: 65  , fig. 26 (off northwestern Palawan, 26–46 m) (Sulu Sea off western Mindanao, off northwestern Palawan, South China Sea off southwestern Luzon, 20–60 m).— Baba 1989: 128 (Oshima Strait, Amamioshima, 25–45 m).— Komai 2000: 352 (list).— Baba et al. 2009: 109, figs. 88–89 ( Taiwan, 36 m).— Poore et al. 2011: 332, pl. 10 C (color photo, Taiwan).

Material examined. Japan. Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa Island, Toukamuri, 26.5439 °N, 128.0497 °E, 20–23 m, 21 July 2010: 1 ov. F 5.5 mm (UF 27166).

Palau. 8 M 3.2–4.4 mm, 4 ov. F 3.6 –4.0 mm (UF 5218).— Palau. Ngeremlengui Channel, 15 m, 21 June 1995: 1 M 2.4 mm (UF 5050).

Philippines. MUSORSTOM 1, Stn 73,14° 15 'N, 120 ° 31 'E, 70–76 m, 28 March 1976: 1 M 2.6 mm, 2 ov. F 3.4–3.6 mm (MNHN-IU- 2013-8105).

Vanuatu. SANTO, Stn DS22, 15° 31.7 'S, 167 °09.7'E, 25 m, 15 September 2006: 1 F 4.2 mm (MNHN-IU- 2013- 13974).

New Caledonia. Lagon East. Stn 833, 20° 49.8 'S, 165 ° 17.7 'E, 52–70 m, 11 January 1987: 2 ov. F 4.6–4.8 mm (MNHN-IU- 2013-8107).

Remarks. The specimens examined agree quite well with the original description and illustrations ( Baba 1988). The P 1 fingers are distally ending in incurved teeth to cross each other when closed. This character, together with the shallowly incised rostral lateral teeth, can be used to differentiate G. albatrossae  to other closely related species, e.g. G. pubescens Stimpson, 1858  , G. tagaloa  n. sp., that have P 1 fingers distally spooned and the rostral lateral teeth deeply incised.

No molecular data is available from G. albatrossae  .

Distribution. Western Pacific, from Japan to New Caledonia, 15– 76 m.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Decapoda

Family

Galatheidae

Genus

Galathea

Loc

Galathea albatrossae Baba, 1988

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

Galathea albatrossae

Poore 2011: 332
Baba 2009: 109
Komai 2000: 352
Baba 1989: 128
Baba 1988: 65
1989