Homola coriolisi Guinot & Richer de Forges, 1995

Forges, Bertrand Richer De & Ng, Peter K. L., 2008, New western Pacific records of Homolidae De Haan, 1839, with descriptions of new species of Homolochunia Doflein, 1904, and Latreillopsis Henderson, 1888 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura), Zootaxa 1967, pp. 1-35: 2-5

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5242783

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5242783

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scientific name

Homola coriolisi Guinot & Richer de Forges, 1995
status

 

Homola coriolisi Guinot & Richer de Forges, 1995  

( Figs. 1B, D, 15A)

Homola coriolisi Guinot & Richer de Forges, 1995: 342   , figs. 9f, 11e–f, 12D, 13d. – Cleva et al. 2007: 249 View Cited Treatment , fig. 17B. – Richer de Forges & Ng 2007: 32. – Ng et al. 2008: 40.

Material examined. Vanuatu: Espiritu Santo I., SANTO 2006, stn. AT 10, 15°41.1’S 167°00.5’E, 509–659 m, 17 September 2006: 1 male (12.8 x 11.2 mm) ( MNHN-B31278) GoogleMaps   .— Stn. AT 72, 15°44.1’S 167°03.3’E, 618–722 m, 7 October 2006: 1 female (15.1 x 12.9 mm, photographed) ( ZRC 2008.0976 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   .

Remarks. Homola coriolisi   , originally described from New Caledonia ( Guinot & Richer de Forges 1995), is here recorded for the first time from Vanuatu. It is a relatively small-size species close to H. ikedai Sakai, 1979   , but differs mainly in having a proportionately wider carapace than H. ikedai   and the orientation of the anterolateral spines being less divergent and more gently curved in H. coriolisi   . From the available data, H. coriolisi   also apparently lives at somewhat greater depths (exceeding 400 m and up to 722 m) than H. ikedai   (200–650 m) (see Richer de Forges & Ng 2007). The carapace of live specimens is marbled yellow with red patches, the ambulatory legs are banded red and yellow, and the chelae are white, contrasting with the yellowish-brown of the rest of the body ( Fig. 15A).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Decapoda

Family

Homolidae

Genus

Homola

Loc

Homola coriolisi Guinot & Richer de Forges, 1995

Forges, Bertrand Richer De & Ng, Peter K. L. 2008
2008
Loc

Homola coriolisi

Ng, P. K. L. & Guinot, D. & Davie, P. J. F. 2008: 40
Cleva, R. & Guinot, D. & Albenga, L. 2007: 249
Richer de Forges, B. & Ng, P. K. L. 2007: 32
Guinot, D. & Richer de Forges, B. 1995: 342
1995