Rochinia A. Milne-Edwards, 1875

Ng, Peter K. L. & Forges, Bertrand Richer De, 2007, A new species of deep-water spider crab of the genus Rochinia A. Milne-Edwards, 1875, from Guam (Crustacea: Brachyura: Majidae), Zootaxa 1610, pp. 61-68 : 61-63

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https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.178904

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3503417

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scientific name

Rochinia A. Milne-Edwards, 1875
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Rochinia A. Milne-Edwards, 1875

Remarks. The genus Rochinia was described by A. Milne-Edwards (1875) for Rochinia gracilipes A. Milne- Edwards, 1875, from Mexico in the Atlantic Ocean. Griffin and Tranter (1986) modified the definition of the genus in order to include several species having plates on their carapaces. In doing so, the genera Sphenocarcinus A. Milne-Edwards, 1875 , and Oxypleurodon Miers, 1886 , became subjective synonyms of Rochinia . Several authors, however, have disagreed with this decision and proposed alternative classification schemes for the dozens of species in Rochinia sensu lato. Tavares (1991) described a new genus, Nasutocarcinus Tavares, 1991 , from the Indian Ocean for a group of “ Rochinia ” species having distinctive carapace plates, an elongated rostrum in which the two spines are completely fused along their entire length and relative long ambulatory legs. He also resurrected Sphenocarcinus for two American species, S. agassizi and S. corrosus ; as well as Oxypleurodon for species with carapace plates, chelipeds as long as the P 2 and usually with a bifid rostrum which has a V-shaped cleft ( O. auritus , O. bipartitus , O. mammatus , O. orbiculatus , O. sphenocarcinoides and O. stimpsoni ). Tavares (1991) left the remaining species tentatively in Rochinia sensu lato. Richer de Forges (1992) also commented that Sphenocarcinus was distinct from Rochinia . Richer de Forges (1995) later commented that Tavares’ (1991) use of the relative length of the cheliped to the P 2 was not useful and placed all “ Rochinia ” species with carapace plates and bifid rostrums from the Indo-West Pacific in Oxypleurodon (see also Davie 2002). Although Richer de Forges (1995) did not list all the species he recognized in Oxypleurodon , his definition is simple enough to use to separate those referred to Rochinia by Griffin & Tranter (1986). Following these last authors, the redefined genus Rochinia contains at present only 24 species in the Indo-West Pacific, including the new species from Guam described herein ( Table 1). The remaining 10 species are from the northeastern Atlantic, western Atlantic and eastern Pacific. We also list the species currently placed in Nasutocarcinus Tavares, 1991 , Oxypleurodon Miers, 1886 , and Sphenocarcinus A. Milne- Edwards, 1878 ( Table 2). The genus Oxypleurodon as defined at present includes 17 species. Even so, the taxonomy of these genera cannot be regarded as settled. Our ongoing studies suggest that the two species now placed in Sphenocarcinus differ markedly in many characters, suggesting that they may not be congeneric. The composition of Rochinia is also still very unsatisfactory and a full revision is urgently needed.

(genus where species was originally described in square brackets).

Indo-West Pacific

Rochinia beauchampi (Alcock & Anderson, 1894) [ Scyramathia A. Milne-Edwards, 1880 ]

Rochinia brevirostris (Doflein, 1904) [ Hyastenus White, 1847 ]

Rochinia carinata Griffin & Tranter, 1986

Rochinia crosnieri Griffin & Tranter, 1986

Rochinia debilis Rathbun, 1932

Rochinia decipiata Williams & Eldredge, 1994

Rochinia fultoni (Grant, 1905) [ Hyastenus White, 1847 ]

Rochinia galathea Griffin & Tranter, 1986

Rochinia globulifera (Wood Mason, 1891) [ Pugettia Dana, 1851 ]

Rochinia griffini Davie & Short, 1989

Rochinia hertwigi (Doflein, 1904) [ Scyramathia A. Milne-Edwards, 1880 ]

Rochinia kotakae Takeda, 2001

Rochinia makassar Griffin & Tranter, 1986

Rochinia molucensis Griffin & Tranter, 1986

Rochinia mosaica (Whitelegge, 1900) [ Pugettia Dana, 1851 ] = Doclea profunda Rathbun, 1918

Rochinia natalensis Kensley, 1977

Rochinia paulayi Ng & Richer de Forges, 2007

Rochinia pulchra ( Miers, 1886) [ Anamathia Smith, 1884 ] = Anamathia liverorii Wood Mason, 1891

Rochinia riversandersoni ( Alcock, 1895) [ Scyramathia A. Milne-Edwards, 1880 ]

Rochinia sibogae Griffin & Tranter, 1986

Rochinia soela Griffin & Tranter, 1986

Rochinia strangeri Serène & Lohavanijaya, 1973

Rochinia suluensis Griffin & Tranter, 1986

Rochinia tomentosa Griffin & Tranter, 1986

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Decapoda

Family

Epialtidae

Loc

Rochinia A. Milne-Edwards, 1875

Ng, Peter K. L. & Forges, Bertrand Richer De 2007
2007
Loc

Rochinia decipiata

Williams & Eldredge 1994
1994
Loc

Rochinia griffini

Davie & Short 1989
1989
Loc

Rochinia sibogae

Griffin & Tranter 1986
1986
Loc

Rochinia fultoni

Grant 1905
1905
Loc

Rochinia hertwigi

Doflein 1904
1904
Loc

Rochinia riversandersoni (

Alcock 1895
1895
Loc

Anamathia liverorii

Wood Mason 1891
1891
Loc

Rochinia pulchra (

Miers 1886
1886
Loc

Anamathia

Smith 1884
1884
Loc

Scyramathia

A. Milne-Edwards 1880
1880
Loc

Scyramathia

A. Milne-Edwards 1880
1880
Loc

Hyastenus

White 1847
1847