Galathea whiteleggii Grant & McCulloch, 1906

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: 22-23

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3508556

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scientific name

Galathea whiteleggii Grant & McCulloch, 1906
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Galathea whiteleggii Grant & McCulloch, 1906 

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Galathea whiteleggii Grant & McCulloch, 1906: 45  , pl. 4, figs 2, 2a (type locality: off Wata Mooli, Australia, 99–108 m). — McNeill 1968: 33. — Haig 1973: 278, fig. 2g. — Poore 2004: 232, fig. 63 h. — Baba 2005: 245. — Baba et al. 2008: 81.

Galathea whiteleggei  . — Tirmizi & Javed 1993: 57, fig. 25.

Material examined. South China Sea. MBM069801, 1 male (3.5 mm), St. 6077, 20° 5 ΄N, 113 °E, CN K 64 B- 19, 67 m, sandy mud, AT, 7 Jul. 1959; MBM069817, 13 males (1.6–3.2 mm), 4 females (1.5–2.8 mm), 7 ovigerous females (2.1–3.1 mm), St. 6107, 19° 5 ΄N, 112 °E, CN K 147 B-7, 92 m, muddy sand, AT, 4 Apr. 1960; MBM069819, 1 male (2.7 mm), St. 6662, 20°N, 113 ° 5 ΄E, CN R 30 A- 1, 104.8 m, muddy sand, 11 Jul. 1957; MBM069822, 1 male (2.5 mm), St. 6066, 20° 30 ΄N, 113 ° 30 ΄E, CN K 72 B- 5, muddy sand, AT, 14 Jul. 1959. Hainan Island: MBM 150372, 1 ovigerous female (3.1 mm), Ganlin, Yulin Harbor, 1 Feb. 1959. Nansha Islands: MBM 150168, 1 male (2.8 mm), CN 93 NS 76 - 10; MBM 150189, 2 females (2.5, 2.5 mm), St. 41, 5º 30.42 ΄N, 108 º 29.29 ΄E, CN SSB 6 -15, 93 m, 18 Sep. 1994; MBM 150234, 1 ovigerous female (2.8 mm), St. 55, CN SSBVIII 5 -19, 46 m, muddy sand, 8 Jun. 1996.

Distribution. Previously known from South Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, Wattamolla, Australia; 22–108 m ( Baba et al. 2008 indicated the depth record of 2417 m by Tirmizi & Javed (1993) is questionable). Now also known from South China Sea; 46–104.8 m.

Remarks. The specimens agree with the previous descriptions of the species. 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 whiteleggii Grant & McCulloch, 1906

Dong, Chao & Li, Xinzheng 2010
2010
Loc

Galathea whiteleggei

Tirmizi 1993: 57
1993
Loc

Galathea whiteleggii

Baba 2008: 81
Baba 2005: 245
Poore 2004: 232
Haig 1973: 278
McNeill 1968: 33
Grant 1906: 45
1968