Decapoda - Brachyura - Tetraliidae - Tetralia

Tetralia rubridactyla Garth, 1971



World Distribution
(Castro, 1997: 113) - From Indian Ocean to southeastern Polynesia. Includes Wallis & Futuna and French Polynesia (to 21/27 m)
Castro (1999 : 41) - Indo-ouest Pacifique. Comprend Afrique orientale, Somalie, Kenya, Mozambique, Madagascar, Comores, Mayotte, Seychelles, Madagascar, Réunion, Maurice, jusqu'à la Polynésie française.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-27 m

Mayotte data
Tetralia rubridactyla Garth, 1971
Material examined — Mayotte KUW 2009 (det. P. Castro, with hesitation), st. 14, 1 F 10.6 x 12.3 mm, 1 F ov. 11 x 12 mm, photo, 1 F (pre-id as Tetralia glaberrima par J. Poupin on field notes), MHNH B32010, MNHN-IU-2009-933 (in loan with S. Trauntwein, 2009) ; st. 23, 1 M broken, CW 6.8 mm, MNHN B32245, MNHN-IU-2009-1063.
Other records — Tetralia rubridactyla - Castro, 1999a: 103, Mayotte, coll. M. Marie, 1 M, 1 F, MNHN B13913, Leven Bank, coll. A.J. Bruce, 1971, 1 F MNHN B13342, Geyser Bank, coll. A.J. Bruce, 1972, 1 M, 1 F, MNHN B8160, 1 M, 1 F, MNHN B8161. - Castro, 1999b: 43, Coll. M. Marie, Comores, Mayotte, 1 mâle et 1 femelle, MNHN-B 13913 ; coll. 1971-1972, Banc du Geyser, S 12° 22' 0'' E 46° 33' 0'', 1 mâle, 1 femelle MNHN B8160, 1 mâle, 1 femelle MNHN B8161, Banc du Leven, S 12° 30' 0'' E 47° 50' 0'', 1 femelle MNHN B13342).
Remarks — Specimens from Mayotte determined with hesitation by P. Castro, in loan for further study (c/o S. Trautwein). Western Indian population of T. rubridactyla is perhaps distinct from population in Coral Sea and western Pacific with color variation of live specimens discussed by Castro (1999b: 44).
Geographic and depth ranges — IWP, Somalia, Mozambique to Japan, French Polynesia; subtidal to 20/30 m

Réunion data
Tetralia rubridactyla - Castro, 1999: 103, Réunion, coll. S. Ribes, P. Castro, 1996, MNHN. - Castro, 1999b: 43, Réunion, same.

New Caledonia data
Corail 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW92 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
WALLIS & FUTUNA - Tetralia rubridactyla - Poupin & Juncker, in preparation (Futuna, Wallis). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Tetralia rubridactyla - Galil, 1988: 65, fig. 1d, 2g, 2h (Syn.). - Castro, 1997b: 113 (Moorea, Tahiti; 21-27m). - Castro et al., 2004: 25 (Species of Tetralia). - Affiliated specimen - ? Tetralia ind. - Peyrot-Clausade, 1989: 115 (Moorea; 22m).

Other data
Indonesie, STATION — Castro P, Zoosystema 21, 1.

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