Decapoda - Brachyura - Xanthidae - Pilodius

Pilodius spinipes (Heller, 1861)



World Distribution
Clark & Galil (1993 : 1155) - Mer Rouge et Océan Indien. Comprend, Afrique orientale, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mayotte, Glorieuses, Seychelles, Aldabra, Maurice, Andamans. to Mergui archipelago.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-30 m

Mayotte data
Pilodius spinipes (Heller, 1861)
Material examined — Mayotte KUW 2009, st. 4, La Prévoyante Reef, 6-10 m, 8 spp. (from P. aff. spinipes in Serène 1984) MNHN B32456, MNHN-IU-2009-1218, 1 M 9.4 x 14.7 mm (photo, ?MNHN-IU-2009-1158), MNHN B32457, MNHN-IU-2009-1219; 2 juv. with hesitation, MNHN-IU-2009-2637, det. July 2011 (le flagelle n'est pas exclut de l'orbite pour ces juvéniles, cf. à ce propos la remarque de Crosnier in Serène (1984 : 232, note de bas de page); st. 12, La Prévoyante Reef, 6-12 m, 1 F 8 x 13 mm (photo), 6 spp., MNHN B32458, MNHN-IU-2009-1220; st. 14, La Prudente Bank, 15-17 m, 11 spp. (photo 1 sp. 9 x 13 mm) MNHN B32459, MNHN-IU-2009-1221, 5 MM 4.6 x 7.0 to 8.7 x 13.2 mm, 6 FF 3.0 x 5.0 to 8.3 x 12.5 mm, MNHN B32388, MNHN-IU-009-1161; st. 17, Northern Reef, 22 m, 2 MM 5.3 x 7.2 & 5.8 x 8.5 mm, 1 F 6.6 x 9.2 mm, 1 F ov. 7.1 x 9/8 mm, 8 juv. (checked September 2011) MNHN-IU-2009-2641; st. 20b, Islet M'tzamboro, western reef, 10-15 m, 2 MM 7 x 10.6 & 11.6 x 16.4 mm, det. September 2011, MNHN-IU-2009-3250; st. 21b, Islet Choizil, east, Malandzamiayatsini, 15-20 m,1 M 9.8 x 14.0 mm, det. September 2011, MNHN-IU-2009-2639; st. 23, Choizil Pass "Patate à Teddy", 15-30 m, 2 FF 6.7 x 9.7 & 8.6 x 12.9 mm (with hesitation), MNHN B32389, MNHN-IU-2009-1162, 1 M 10 x 13.5 mm, MNHN-IU-2009-2635, det. July 2011; st. 25, Islet M'tzamboro, south, 15-20 m, 1 juv. 3.4 x 4.9 mm, 1 M 10.1 x 15.4 mm, 1 F 8.5 x 13.3 mm, det. July 2011, MNHN-IU-2009-2638, 1 F 6.6 x 9.6 mm, det. September 2011, MNHN-IU-2009-3249; st. 27, Islet Mbouzi, “patate Sud-Est”, 4-20 m, 1 sp. 8 x 12.4 mm, not located in MNHN ; st. 28, 1 M 8.4 x 11.8 mm, check September 2011 (clé de Serène et examen pléopode mâle), MNHN-IU-2009-2642; st. 32, Islet M'tzamboro, northeast; 6-21 m, 1 M 7.5 x 11.2 mm, 1 F ov. 9.7 x 14.1 mm, 2 juv., check September 2011, MNHN-IU-2009-2636; st. 35, Surprise Reef, Longoni Pass, 4-25 m, 2 MM, 1 F, 1 M with sacculina, det. September 2011, MNHN-IU-2009-2640.
Other records — Chlorodopsis spinipes - Guinot, 1958b: 178, Mayotte, 1 M 14 x 9 mm MNHN-B16505. - Pilodius spinipes - Guinot, 1967: 268, list, with Mayotte. - Clark & Galil, 1993: 1155, Mayotte, coll. Marie 1 M 14 mm MNHN-B16505, coll. A. Crosnier September 1959, 2 MM 14.5-15.5 mm, 4 FF 14-10 mm, MNHN-B8025. - Poupin et al., 2013c: 12, Glorieuses, Expedition Glorieuses December 2012, st. BIO 39. - Poupin, 2016: Expedition Juan de Nova December 2013, reef-block, st15, 1 M 11.3x17.1 mm (photo) (nr) (MNHN). - BIOTAS 2009, Juan de Nova, st. JDN01, JDN06, JDN11, lots MEPA-00375, 389, 391, 567. - Pilodius aff. spinipes - Serène, 1984: 244, fig. 143 h, pl. XXXIV C, Glorieuses, intertidal, coll. A. Crosnier 29 January 1971, 1 M 10,8 x 16,6 mm, MNHN-B8024 ; Mayotte, coll. A. Crosnier September 1959, 3 males et 5 FF, MP-B8025 / Accepted as P. spinipes in Clark & Galil (1993).
Geographic and depth ranges — IO, Red Sea, Mozambique to Andaman, Mergui archipelagoes (map in Clark & Galil, 1993, fig. 30); intertidal, subtidal

Europa data
Chlorodopsis woodmasoni Alcock - Lenz, 1910 : 551 (Europa), un synonyme de Pilodius spinipes selon Ng et al. (2008). - Pilodius spinipes - Dérijard, 1968 : 1244 (Europa).

Réunion data
Pilodius spinipes - Réunion (first record) - Program BIOLAVE, ARVAM, J.-P. Quod, photo, plate A. Barrère. - Coll. BIOLAVE, 12/01/2011, shallow-waters, divers 10-30 m, det. J. Poupin based on color photo, 25/01/2013 (checked pleopod).

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