Decapoda - Brachyura - Xanthidae - Palapedia

Palapedia rastripes (Müller, 1887)

World Distribution
Serène (1972) - Ceylon, Rotuma, Gilbert Is., Carolines Is., Pulau Is., New Guinea, Andamans, Cocos Keeling. Possibly also, Réunion, French Polynesia.

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

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

Réunion data
Palapedia ?rastripes - Réunion, photos in situ, 2016, P. Bourjon, J.P. Quod. Det. J. Poupin.
Réunion specimens - first attributed to P. integra, corrected into P. ?rastripes (03/2018, J. Poupin) based on Serène (1972) key and: lateral margin of carapace denticulate, without 4 salient spines; front bilobate; dactyl of P2-5 with upper (anterior) margin nearly straight. Specimens must be examined to confirm this identification from photo only.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Kraussia rastripes - Monteforte, 1984: 171, annex 1, tab. a (Tahiti). - Guinot, 1985: 449 (List). - Palapedia rastripes - Ng, 1993: 141 (subfamily nov. and gen. nov.). - Poupin, 1996a: 51 (Checklist). - Unpublished specimens - Moorea fieldwork December 2006, coll. & photo C. Meyer, prov. det Meyer/Poupin; two small specimens from Moorea Is. are in MNHN collection, det. B. Thomassin; one is illustrated in this base (male 4.6x3.9 mm). Careful revision of this material is needed, including comparison with Palapedia marquesas also reported from French Polynesia. - Palapedia cf. rastripes. - Salvat & Bacchet, 2011: 252, photo, field guide 'Au Vent des Iles Ed. Tahiti - French Polynesia, most often Society (Moorea, Tahiti). - Mission CRIOBE 2014 (collection, Tahiti, 1982, coll. Monteforte, det. Forest).

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