Decapoda - Brachyura - Epialtidae - Lahaina

Lahaina ovata Dana, 1851



World Distribution
Sakai (2004 - CD) - Red Sea, Seychelles, Cargados Carajos, Arab Sea, India, Sri Lanka, Maldivia, Chagos, Andaman, Indonesia, Japan, Hawaii. ?French Polynesia. Also Comoros (Mayotte). Hawaii, Subtidal, 18–161 m in Castro (2011).

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Hard bottom (rock and rubbles)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-17 m

Mayotte data
Lahaina ovata Dana, 1851
Material examined — Mayotte KUW 2009, st. 14, Prudente Bank, 15-17 m, 1 F ov. 17.7 x 7.1 mm, MNHN B32556, MNHN-IU-2009-1316; st. 19 north Islet Handrema, 6-12 m, 1 F 13.1 x 4.9 mm, MNHN B32557, MNHN-IU-2009-1317.
Remarks — In this species the hiatus between the eave and postorbital lobe is rounded and has a minute spine in its middle (Griffin, 1974; Ratbhun, 1906) which is not figured on the plate by Dana (1855, pl. 2, fig. 1) for the original description of the species.
Geographic and depth ranges — IWP, Red Sea, Mayotte (this work) to Hawaii, ?French Polynesia; subtidal to 18-161 m. Presence in French Polynesia (Marquesas, coll. 2012, AAMP Expedition, st. 21, 20 m, Ua Huka, det. J. Poupin, sp. in FLMNH 030136) is very probable but the determination in Legall & Poupin (2018) needs to be confirmed with comparison specimens.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Lahaina ?ovata - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 2, coll. Evans, St. 21, Ua Huka, 20 m, pre-det. J. Poupin (based on specimens examined from Mayotte).

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