Decapoda - Brachyura - Tetraliidae - Tetralia

Tetralia nigrolineata Serène & Pham, 1957



World Distribution
Sakai (2004 - CD) - Indo-West Pacific. East Africa (Mozambique), Réunion, Seychelles, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japon, Solomon, Eastern Australia, Chesterfields, New Caledonia, Loyalty. Plus French Polynesia (first record Biocode) - to 66 m in Castro (1997a: 69).

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-66 m

Mayotte data
Tetralia ?nigrolineata Serène & Pham, 1957
Material examined — Mayotte KUW 2009 (det. P. Castro, with hesitation), st. 12a, 1 F 4.9 x 5.8 mm, (pre-det. J. Poupin as Tetraloides heterodactyla), photo, MNHN B32240, MNHN-IU-2009-1058; st. 14, 1 M 3.5 x 4.3 mm, MNHN B32241, MNHN-IU-2009-1059.
Remarks — The color pattern of T. nigrolineata typical is illustrated, for a male and female, in Castro (1997a: 101, pl. 1D) showing black lines on frontal and lateral margin of carapace. These lines are indistinct in Mayotte female photographed at st. 12, perhaps because of its juvenile condition?
Geographic and depth ranges — Mozambique, ?Mayotte (this work) to Japan, New Caledonia; subtidal to 66 m.

Réunion data
Tetralia nigrolineata - Castro, 1999: 102, Réunion, coll. S. Ribes, P. Castro, 1996, MNHN.

New Caledonia data
Corail 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW159 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Corail 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW148 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Corail 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW144 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Corail 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW116 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Nouvelle Caledonie, DE4 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Corail 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW128 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Corail 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW43 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Corail 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW84 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Corail 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW85 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Corail 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW88 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Chalcal 1 Nouvelle Caledonie, DC34 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Nouvelle Caledonie, 1219 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Corail 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW92 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Nouvelle Caledonie, PLG107 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Nouvelle Caledonie, PLG140 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Nouvelle Caledonie, 1227 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Lagon 12 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW946 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Musorstom 6 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW431 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Lagon 13 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW1196 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Lagon 13 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW1139 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Lagon 13 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW1088 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Lagon 12 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW971 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Lagon 10 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW651 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Tetralia nigrolineata - Moorea Biocode project first record for FP. Indicated first erroneously as Tetralia ocucyanea which is not a valid taxon. Doubtful, probably Tetralia ocucaerulea (see photo 2 under T. ocucaerulea UF10298, G. Paulay)

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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