Decapoda - Brachyura - Portunidae - Thalamita

Thalamita gatavakensis Nobili, 1906



World Distribution
Crosnier (1962 : 108), ABRS (BD Internet) - Indo-ouest Pacifique. Afrique orientale, Kenya, Tanzanie, Madagascar, Seychelles, Australie, Polynésie française. Comprend, Réunion, Mayotte, premier signalement.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Soft bottom (mud or sand)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-22 m

Mayotte data
Thalamita gatavakensis Nobili, 1906
Material examined — Mayotte KUW 2009, st. 14, La Prudente bank, 15-17 m, 3 MM 4.1 x 6.4 to 6.5 x 10.3 mm, 1 juv. (with doubt), MNHN B32513, MNHN-IU-2009-1273; st. 17, northern Reef, 22 m, 2 MM 4.6 x 7.2 and 5.3 x 8.2 mm, 2 FF ov. 4.85 x 7.9 and 5.4 x 8.4 mm, 1 F 5.2 x 8.4 mm, 2 juv., MNHN B32512, MNHN-IU-2009-1272.
Remarks — Registered in MNHN as Thalamita pilumnoides var. gatavakensis Nobili, 1906. The specimen were identified by examination of male pleopod, similar to illustration for that species in Crosnier (1962: 107, fig. 177), and by presence of three granulated coastae on outer face of palm of cheliped
Geographic and depth ranges — Kenya, Mayotte (this work), Madagascar to French Polynesia; intertidal to 22 m.

Réunion data
Thalamita gatavakensis - Ribes, 1978 (Réunion).

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Thalamita pilumnoides var. gatavakensis Nobili, 1906a: 262; 1907: 384 ("Gatavake" = Mangareva). - Thalamita pilumnoides ssp. gatavakensis - Forest & Guinot, 1961: 34, fig. 22a-b, 23-25 (Mangareva); 1962: 60 (Biogeography "Tahiti-Tuamotu"). - Thalamita gatavakensis - Crosnier, 1962: 99, fig. 156a-c, e (Mangareva; syntypes). - Stephenson & Rees, 1967: 75 (Bora Bora, Tahiti). - Poupin, 1996a: 4, 34 (Checklist, with a new record at Tahiti). - Thalamita (Thalamita) gatavakensis - Guinot, 1985: 449 (List) - New material - Coll. C. Hily, det. K. Moosa (Tahiti).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database