Decapoda - Anomura - Paguridae - Michelopagurus

Michelopagurus limatulus (Henderson, 1888)

World Distribution
Komai & Tsuchida (2014, Zootaxa) - Heretofore known from Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, New Caledonia, French Polynesia and possibly from Travancore coast of India, 209–1414 m. The present specimens represent the first record of this species from Japanese waters

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 209-1414 m

New Caledonia data
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — McLaughlin PA, Compendium of marine species from New Caledonia, Vol II7: 309-311

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Michelopagurus limatulus (Henderson, 1888) - Unpublished observation - Det. P. McLaughlin April 2007, coll. BENTHAUS Expedition, Austral Islands: st. CP1965, Tubuai, 500-1200 m, 5 spp. about 3.3 mm; st. DW1898, Rapa, 580-820 m, 2 spp. about 2-2.6 mm; st. DW1884, Marotiri, 570-620 m, 1 sp.; st. CP1966, Tubuai, 636-1200 m, 1 sp.; st. DW1972, Arago Bank, 500-1020 m, 1 sp.; st. DW1933, Thiers Bank, 500-850 m, 1 male 3.6 mm, shell = Recluzia (det. Waren), photo available.

Other data
Karubar Indonesie, CP91 — McLaughlin PA, Musorstom 16, 172: 433-572
Karubar Indonesie, CP38 — McLaughlin PA, Musorstom 16, 172: 433-572
Challenger H.M.S Indonesie, 214 — McLaughlin PA, Musorstom 16, 172: 433-572
Karubar Indonesie, CC21 — McLaughlin PA, Musorstom 16, 172: 433-572
Karubar Indonesie, CP20 — McLaughlin PA, Musorstom 16, 172: 433-572

Comment(s) on data
Comment R. Lemaitre (February 2015) on photo taken in French Polynesia, BENTHAUS, male sl 3.6 mm, det. P. McLaughlin (unpublished) - I was looking at the photo you sent me of Michelopagurus limatulus, and I noticed the color pattern does not match at all the color photo that McLaughlin et al. (2007: 221) included in their catalog of Taiwan for that species. The specimens in their catalogue is totally reddish and clearly more setose, whereas the one in your photo has white and reddish bands and seems almost without setae…

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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