Decapoda - Anomura - Galatheidae - Lauriea

Lauriea gardineri (Laurie, 1926)



World Distribution
Red Sea, Seychelles, Réunion, Japon. But see Macpherson & Robainas-Barcia (2013: 146, Zootaxa) - Therefore, a specimen from Madagascar is selected here to fix the identity of the species. The existence of numerous species of Lauriea, only distinguished by subtle morphological differences, molecular and colour data does not allow accurate confident identification at this stage. It seems that L. gardineri is restricted to the western Indian Ocean. - Western Indian Ocean (Madagascar, Providence and Seychelles Islands), between 18 and 241 m.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with corals (facultative)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-5 m

Réunion data
Laureia gardineri - Ribes, 1978 (Réunion).

New Caledonia data
Profondeur : lagon / Source : Baba et al. 2009 - Galatheid catalogue of squat lobsters. In Macpherson & Robainas-Barcia (2013: 139, Zootaxa), Lauriea gardineri in Baba, 1994: 43, fig. 2 (Madagascar, New Caledonia) is placed under L. adusta n. sp. with 'Dubious records'.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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