Griffinia takedai Richer de Forges & Ng, 2012

Lee, Bee Yan, Forges, Bertrand Richer De & Ng, Peter K. L., 2019, Deep-sea spider crabs of the family Epialtidae MacLeay, 1838, from Papua New Guinea, with a redefinition of Tunepugettia Ng, Komai & Sato, 2017, and descriptions of two new genera (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Majoidea), Zootaxa 4619 (1), pp. 1-44: 3

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4619.1.1

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Griffinia takedai Richer de Forges & Ng, 2012
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Griffinia takedai Richer de Forges & Ng, 2012  

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Griffinia takedai Richer de Forges & Ng, 2012: 277   , 279–282, 282 (key), figs. 1–4. (type locality eastern Luzon, Philippines).

Material examined. Papua New Guinea: 1 male (12.1 × 8.5 mm) (MNHN-IU- 2011-2921), stn CP3692, southeast point of Manus Island , 02°10’S 147°19’E, 408–448 m, coll. BIOPAPUA, 29 September 2010 GoogleMaps   .— 1 male (14.6 × 11.0 mm), 2 ovigerous female (11.5 × 8.3 mm, 11.8 × 8.4 mm) (MNHN-IU-2011-5256), coll. BIOPAPUA, no other data.—1 ovigerous female (11.0 × 7.7 mm) (MNHN-IU- 2011-2018), stn CP3742, off coast of Woodlark Islands , 09°08’S 152°19.4’E, 448–470 m, coll. BIOPAPUA, 10 October 2010 GoogleMaps   .— 2 males (14.8 × 10.4 mm, 11.3 × 7.8 mm), 1 female (with Sacculina   : 11.6 × 8.2 mm), 6 ovigerous females (13.0 × 9.3 mm, 13.0 × 9.2 mm, 10.2 × 7.1 mm, 9.4 × 6.3 mm) (MNHN-IU-2013-15331), stn CP3962, west Rempi area, 04°59’S 145°51’E, 598–614 m, coll. PAPUA NIUGINI, 29 November 2012 GoogleMaps   .— 1 male (13.5 × 9.8 mm), 1 female with Sacculina   (12.0 × 8.2 mm) (MNHN- IU-2011-1405), stn CP3669, north of Rabaul , 04°08’S 151°56’E, 382–389 m, coll. BIOPAPUA, 24 September 2010 GoogleMaps   .— 1 male (13.6 × 10.2 mm) (MNHN-IU-2013-3021) [photographed], stn CP4265, east New Britain, Solomon Sea, 04°34’S 152°24’E, 487–550 m, coll. MADEEP Expedition, 26 April 2014 GoogleMaps   .— 1 male (12.7 × 9.1 mm) (MNHN- IU-2013-977), stn CP3962, west Rempi area, 04°59’S 145°51’E, 598–614 m, coll. PAPUA NIUGINI 2012, 29 November 2012 GoogleMaps   .— 1 female (8.5 × 6.0 mm), 1 ovigerous female (9.1 × 6.1 mm) (MNHN-IU-2013-15335), coll. PAPUA NIUGINI 2012, no other data   .— 1 female (10.5 × 7.4 mm) (MNHN-IU-2013-1491), stn CP4036, east Kotakot , 04°29’S 145°31’E, 500–510 m, coll. PAPUA NIUGINI 2012, 17 December 2012 GoogleMaps   .— 2 females (10.8 × 7.7 mm, 9.1 × 6.1 mm) (MNHN-IU-2015-893), stn CP4496 New Ireland, 02°21’S 149°56.4’E, 340–465 m, coll. KAVIENG 2014, 6 September 2014 GoogleMaps   .— 1 female (12.2 × 8.6 mm) (MNHN-IU-2014-17502), stn CP4422, New Ireland, 02°21’S 150°38’E, 496–609 m, coll. KAVIENG 2014, 28 August 2014 GoogleMaps   .— 3 males (10.0 × 7.0 mm, 10.0 × 6.9 mm, 9.6 × 6.4 mm), 1 female (11.0 × 7.7 mm) (MNHN-IU-2014-18335), stn CP4338, Solomon Sea, Ainto Bay , southeast New Britain, 06°08.4’S 149°17’E, 410–614 m, coll. MADEEP Expedition, 7 May 2014 GoogleMaps   .— 4 females (12.2 × 8.2 mm, 11.9 × 8.2 mm, 8.2 × 5.6 mm, 9.9 × 6.7 mm), 1 ovigerous females (9.4 × 6.6 mm) (MNHN-IU-2014-18960), stn CP4446, New Ireland, 02°15’S 150°14’E, 450–474 m, coll. KAVIENG 2014, 1 September 2014 GoogleMaps   .— 1 female (with Sacculina   : 10.2 × 7.0 mm) ( ZRC 2018.1472 View Materials , ex. MNHN-IU-2014-18981), stn CP4437, 02°23.4’S 150°37.4’E, 416–535 m, coll. KAVIENG 2014, 31 August 2014 GoogleMaps   .— 1 male (12.4 × 9.0 mm) ( ZRC 2018.1473 View Materials , ex. MNHN-IU- 2014-9846), stn CP4339, 06°10’S 149°18’E, 510–743 m, coll. MADEEP Expedition, 7 May 2014 GoogleMaps   .— 1 male (9.8 × 6.7 mm), 2 females (11.5 × 8.4 mm, 10.3 × 7.3 mm) ( ZRC 2018.1474 View Materials , ex. MNHN-IU-2015-1412), stn CP4444, 02°15’S 150°14’E, 417–421 m, coll. KAVIENG 2014, 1 September 2014 GoogleMaps   .— 1 male (11.7 × 8.4 mm), 2 females (11.2 × 7.9 mm, 9.5 × 6.6 mm) ( ZRC 2018.1475 View Materials , ex. MNHN-IU-2014-18796), stn CP4447, 02°14’S 150°15’E, 517–658 m, coll. KAVIENG 2014, 1 September 2014 GoogleMaps   .

Remarks. The numerous specimens of G. takedai   from Papua New Guinea agree with the description and figures of specimens previously known from the Philippines ( Richer de Forges & Ng 2012); and the range of the species is here extended to PNG. The depth range in PNG for G. takedai   is 340 to 743 m. This is a new record for PNG.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Decapoda

Family

Epialtidae

Genus

Griffinia

Loc

Griffinia takedai Richer de Forges & Ng, 2012

Lee, Bee Yan, Forges, Bertrand Richer De & Ng, Peter K. L. 2019
2019
Loc

Griffinia takedai

Richer de Forges, B. & Ng, P. K. L. 2012: 277
2012