Decapoda - Brachyura - Epialtidae - Menaethiops

Menaethiops nodulosus cf. (Nobili, 1905)

World Distribution
Guinot (1962) - Océan Indien, Mer Rouge et golfe Persique. Comprendrait aussi Mayotte, premier signalement.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Soft bottom (mud or sand)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 22-22 m

Mayotte data
Menaethiops cf. nodulosa - Mission KUW novembre 2009, st. 17, Récif du Nord, suceuse, 22 m, 1 mâle 3,3x1,9 mm, 1 femelle ovigère 3,1 (pointes rostrales brisées)x2,1 mm, photo, MNHN B32566.

Réunion data
Menaethiops cf. nodulosus - Réunion. - Coll. BIOLAVE, 02/12/2011, shallow-waters, divers 10-30 m, pre-det. J. Poupin 25/01/2013. 1 M juvenile, pleopod correct for the genus.

Comment(s) on data
Réunion specimen: pleopod is typical of Menaethiops with 2 terminal lateral triangular lobes. Menaethiops natalensis is reported from Réunion but rostral horns are different in this species based on Peyrot-Claussade & Serène (1976, pl. I, fig. c).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database