Trapezia bella Dana, 1852

PETER CASTRO, PETER K. L. NG & SHANE T. AHYONG, 2004, Phylogeny and systematics of the Trapeziidae Miers, 1886 (Crustacea: Brachyura), with the description of a new family, Zootaxa 643, pp. 1-70: 48

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.158851

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scientific name

Trapezia bella Dana, 1852
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Trapezia bella Dana, 1852 

Trapezia bella Dana, 1852: 254  , pl. 15, fig. 2 (colour) (Plate 3 B).

Remarks. This species was described from an unspecified number of specimens from Carlshoff Island (= Aratika Island), Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia ( Dana 1852: 254). No specimens are extant.

The only colour figure that is known of T. bella  is that of Dana (1852: pl. 15, fig. 2; see Plate 2 B). Forest & Guinot (1961: figs. 129, 130) published an excellent drawing which shows the characteristic colour pattern and morphology of the species. The photograph supposedly of T. bella  by Serène (1984: pl. 38, fig. F) actually shows T. formosa Smith, 1869  (see Castro 1997 b, 1998). Although the diagnostic colour pattern (with small redbrown dots) and morphology (adults with rounded anterolateral margins lacking teeth) are unique, juveniles may be confused with juveniles of T. tigrina  , an often­sympatric species.

A male (MNHN­B 27679; cl 5.3 mm, cw 6.2 mm) from Takapoto Atoll (14 º 35 ’S, 145 º 13 ’W), Tuamotu Archipelago is herein designated as the neotype. It was collected by O. Odinetz from Pocillopora  (colony P 5 –A 2) at an unknown depth and date in 1982.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Decapoda

Family

Trapeziidae

Genus

Trapezia

Loc

Trapezia bella Dana, 1852

PETER CASTRO, PETER K. L. NG & SHANE T. AHYONG 2004
2004
Loc

Trapezia bella

Dana 1852: 254