Galathea coralliophilus Baba & Oh, 1990

Dong, Chao & Li, Xinzheng, 2010, Reports of Galathea Fabricius, 1793 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Galatheidae) from Chinese waters, with descriptions of two new species, Zootaxa 2687, pp. 1-28: 9-11

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.199458

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3500119

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scientific name

Galathea coralliophilus Baba & Oh, 1990
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Galathea coralliophilus Baba & Oh, 1990 

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Galathea aff. consobrina  . — Gordon 1935: 5, figs 2, 3a, b (not G. consobrina De Man, 1902  ). Galathea spinosorostris  . — Johnson 1970: 6, fig. 1 b (not G. spinosorostris Dana, 1852  ). Galathea coralliophilus Baba & Oh, 1990: 358  , fig. 1 (type locality: Singapore, tidal). — Komai 2000: 252. — Baba et

al. 2008: 68.

Material examined. South China Sea. Hainan Island: Linchang Reef, coral reef — MBM 150381, 2 ovigerous females (3.5, 3.7 mm), 5 Aug. 1958; MBM 150126, 1 ovigerous female (3.4 mm), CN 90 C-715, 13 Dec. 1990; MBM 150280, 1 male (3.7 mm), 1 ovigerous female (4.0 mm), 5 m, 10 Apr. 1992; MBM 150275, 3 males (2.8–4.1 mm), 3 ovigerous females (4.0– 4.3 mm), intertidal coral platform, from dead coral, 10 Apr. 1992; MBM 150282, 2 males (2.7, 3.1 mm), 1 ovigerous female (3.8 mm), CN 92 C-308, 10– 11 m, 7 Apr. 1992; MBM 150295, 22 males (2.4–5.1 mm), 5 females (2.1–4.5 mm), 22 ovigerous females (2.7–4.5 mm), CN 92 C-306, 7– 10 m, 11 Apr. 1992; MBM 150310, 18 ovigerous females (2.7–4.5 mm), 18 males (2.09– 4.3 mm), CN 92 C-306, 7 Apr. 1992. Lingao, Meixia — MBM 150116, 1 male (3.3 mm), 1 ovigerous female (4.2 mm), 8 Apr. 1992; MBM 150283, 5 males (2.9–4.2 mm), 11 ovigerous females (2.7–4.1 mm), intertidal coral platform, from dead coral, 9 Apr. 1992; MBM 150301, 32 males (2.4–4.4 mm), 3 females (3.0– 3.6 mm), 31 ovigerous females (3.0– 4.4 mm), CN 92 C-324, 8 Apr. 1992; MBM 150308, 36 males (2.7–4.6 mm), 25 ovigerous females (3.2–4.6 mm), CN 92 C-323, 8 Apr. 1992; MBM 150313, 1 male (3.5 mm), CN 90 C –689, 2 Dec. 1990; MBM 150306, 3 males (1.6–2.5 mm), 1 female (1.8 mm), 2 ovigerous females (2.3, 2.8 mm), CN 90 C- 691, coral, 2 Dec. 1990. Lanmai — MBM 150274, 3 males (3.3–4.3 mm), 3 ovigerous females (3.7–4.6 mm), intertidal coral, platform from dead coral, 9 Apr. 1992. Xinying — MBM 150375, 4 males (2.6–3.3 mm), 2 females (2.3, 3.3 mm), 2 ovigerous females (3.5, 3.5 mm), CN 56 -K033, 13–14 Jan. 1956. Xincun Harbor — MBM 150277, 1 male (3.0 mm), 1 ovigerous female (4.0 mm), 1–5 m, DC, 26 Mar. 1992; MBM 150278, 1 male (2.7 mm), 2 females (3.3, 4.1 mm), 2 ovigerous females (3.8, 3.9 mm), 17 m, DC, 26–27 Mar. 1992. Sanya, Xiaodonghai  — MBM 150124, 6 males (3.0– 3.3 mm), 1 ovigerous female (2.9 mm), CN CJ 97 C – 240, DC, 5 Mar. 1997. Sanya, Ximaozhou  Island — MBM 150311, 1 male (2.6 mm), Ximaozhou, 19 Mar. 1992. Sanya, Yalong  Bay — MBM 150324, 2 males (3.0, 3.8 mm), 1 ovigerous female (2.4 mm), 6–11 m, DC, 25 Nov. 1990. Sanya, Dadonghai  — MBM 150329, 1 male (2.4 mm), CN CJ 97 C –585, 5– 9 m, 3 Dec. 1997; MBM 150344, 2 males (2.5, 2.9 mm), 3 ovigerous females (2.5–3.3 mm), CN CJ 97 C-216, 4 Mar. 1997; MBM 150346, 2 males (2.2, 2.2 mm), 1 female (2.7 mm), 1 ovigerous female (3.1 mm), CN CJ 97 C- 193, dead coral, DC, 1 Mar. 1997; MBM 150352, 2 males (3.0, 3.1 mm), 1 ovigerous female (2.6 mm), CN CJ 972 -353, 7– 10 m, DC, 21 Nov. 1997; MBM 150336, 2 ovigerous females (2.9, 3.0 mm), CN CJ 97 C-212, 4 Mar. 1997. Sanya, Yalong  Bay, Yezhu Island — MBM 150273, 1 ovigerous female (3.0 mm), 9 m, living coral, 25 Mar. 1992; MBM 150279, 2 males (3.2, 3.5 mm), 6–11 m, coral and crinoids, 19 Nov. 1990; MBM 150281, 1 male (2.4 mm), CN 92 C-221, 18 Mar. 1992; MBM 150284, 1 male (2.2 mm), 4 ovigerous females (2.7–4.2 mm), CN 92 C- 242, CN 92 C- 243, DC, 19–21 Mar. 1992; MBM 150287, 3 males (1.9–3.1 mm), 1 female (3.6 mm), 2 ovigerous females (3.0, 3.2 mm), 7 m, living Pocillopora  sp., 22 Mar. 1992; MBM 150322, 1 female (2.6 mm), 1 ovigerous female (3.1 mm), CN 90 C-665, 24 Nov. 1990. Weizhou Island, Beibu Gulf: MBM 150383, 1 ovigerous female (3.4 mm), North Harbor, 13 Apr. 1978; MBM 150390, 2 males (3.7, 4.0 mm), Dongjiaoju, 12 Apr. 1978; MBM 150391, 1 male (4.2 mm), 15 Apr. 1978; MBM 150371, 1 male (3.3 mm), 1 ovigerous female (4.1 mm), 4 Apr. 1978.

Distribution. Previously known from Cape Rachado ( Malacca), Gulf of Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, Sorong Doom; low tide to 3.6 m. Now also known from South China Sea; intertidal to 17 m depth.

Remarks. Galathea coralliophilus Baba & Oh, 1990  is close to G. corallicola Haswell, 1882  and G. ohshimai Miyake & Baba, 1967  , in having two epigastric spines on the carapace, epipods present on the P 1, and no extensor spine on the Mxp 3 carpus. In addition to the differences noted by Macpherson (2008), G. coralliophilus  can be distinguished from G. corallicola  and G. ohshimai  by the presence of both the scale-like ridges behind the anterior second transverse ridge and the feathered setae on the carapace and abdomen. Galathea coralliophilus  is also distinguished from G. ohshimai  by the Mxp 3 merus that bears the distal flexor spine subequal to, instead of smaller than, the proximal flexor spine.

The specimens agree quite well with the original description and illustrations of Baba & Oh (1990). This is the first record for the species from the Chinese waters.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Decapoda

Family

Galatheidae

Genus

Galathea

Loc

Galathea coralliophilus Baba & Oh, 1990

Dong, Chao & Li, Xinzheng 2010
2010
Loc

Galathea aff. consobrina

Komai 2000: 252
Baba 1990: 358
Johnson 1970: 6
Gordon 1935: 5
1935