Galathea anepipoda 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: 41

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scientific name

Galathea anepipoda Baba, 1990
status

 

Galathea anepipoda Baba, 1990 

Galathea anepipoda Baba, 1990: 953  , fig. 12 ( Madagascar, 85–150 m).—Baba et al. 2008: 65 (in part, compilation).

Galathea balssi  .— Tirmizi & Javed, 1993: 47, fig. 21 (off Somali Republic, Mozambique Channel, and central part of Indian Ocean, 47–165 m) (not Galathea balssi Miyake & Baba, 1967  ).

Dubious identifications:

Galathea orientalis  .— Tirmizi, 1966: 182, figs 6–8 (Red Sea, South Arabian Sea, 29–100 m).

Galathea anepipoda  .— Baba, 2005: 74, 243 (Sagami Bay, Japan, 366–732 m, Kei Islands, 245 m).— Dong & Li, 2010: 2, fig. 1 (East China Sea, 106–110 m) (possibly G. paleroi  n.sp.).

Material examined. Mozambique. MAINBAZA, Stn CP3132, 25° 11.24`S, 35 °01.51’E, 101–102 m, 10 Abril 2009: 1 ov. F 3.3 mm (MNHN-IU- 2013-8306).

Madagascar. ATIMO VATAE, Stn CP3512, 25° 15 'S, 47 ° 17 'E, 140–144 m, 29 April 2010: 1 ov. F 3.4 mm (MNHN-IU- 2010-4022).—Stn CP3620, 25° 47 'S, 46 °02'E, 133–178 m, 15 May 2010: 1 ov. F 3.2 mm (MNHN-IU- 2013-8307).

Remarks. The specimens illustrated by Tirmizi & Javed (1993), and identified as G. balssi  , probably belong to G. anepipoda  . Further analyses should confirm the identity of these specimens, as well as other material collected by Tirmizi (1966), Baba (2005) and Dong & Li (2010). The descriptions and illustrations provided by these authors suggest that they do not belong to G. anepipoda  . The genetic divergence between G. anepipoda  and G. balssi  is quite large (13.1 % COI) ( Tab. 1).

Distribution. Western Indian Ocean from the Red Sea to Madagascar and Mozambique, 47– 165 m. The records from Japan and East China Sea should be revised.

COI

University of Coimbra Botany Department

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Decapoda

Family

Galatheidae

Genus

Galathea

Loc

Galathea anepipoda Baba, 1990

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

Galathea balssi

Tirmizi 1993: 47
1993
Loc

Galathea orientalis

Tirmizi 1966: 182
1966