Decapoda - Brachyura - Trapeziidae - Trapezia

Trapezia lutea Castro, 1997



World Distribution
Castro et al. (2004 : 42) - Indo-ouest Pacifique, sauf Hawaii. Comprend, Afrique orientale, Kenya, Glorieuses, Mayotte, premier signalement, Madagascar, Réunion, Seychelles, Maurice. Europa, Juan de Nova.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-45 m

Mayotte data
Trapezia lutea Castro, 1997
Material examined — Mayotte KUW 2009 (det. P. Castro, J. Poupin), st. 11, 'Bouée barbord Est de Kongo', 1-4 m, 1 M 10.0 x 12.2 mm; 1 F ov. 12.3 x 15.3 mm (photo with label as 12.7 x 15.3 mm 'Trapezia bidentata pileux'), MNHN B32273, MNHN-IU-2009-1091; st. 12a, reef La Prévoyante, 6-11 m, 1 M 6.6 x 8.0 mm, MNHN B32274, MNHN-IU-2009-1092; st. 14, La Prudente bank, 15-17 m, 1 F ov. 10.8 x 12.8 mm (photo), MNHN-B32013, MNHN-IU-2009-935, 1 M 9.4 x 11.4 mm, MNHN-B32014, MNHN-IU-2009-936, 3 MM 5.8 x 7.0 to 7.5 x 8.8 mm, 3 FF ov. 4.5 x 5.9 to 7.0 x 9.0 mm, MNHN B32275, MNHN-IU-2009-1093; st. 17, northern reef, 22 m, 2 MM 3.0 x 3.8 and 4.5 x 5.5 mm, 1 F 4.4 x 5.4 mm, MNHN B32276, MNHN-IU-2009-1094; st. 23, Passe Choizil, "Patate à Teddy", 15-30 m, 1 F ov. 8.4 x 9.0 mm (photo), MNHN-B32012, MNHN-IU-2009-934, 1 M 5.9 x 7.2 mm, MNHN-B32015, MNHN-IU-2009-937, 1 M 5.9 x 7.2 mm, MNHN-B32016, MNHN-IU-2009-938; st 25, Islet M'tzamboro, south, 15-20 m, 1 M 5.5 x 6.7 mm, MNHN B32277, MNHN-IU-2009-1095.
Other records — Trapezia lutea Castro, 1997a: 85, Glorieuses, coll. A. Crosnier, January 1973, 1 M, 3 FF, MNHN-B 23046. - Castro, 1999a: 111, Glorieuses. - Photo Matthias Deuss - Mayotte, plongée de nuit, bouée 6 de la Passe en S, site du Vivier, 25/08/09, 15m. - Poupin et al., 2013c: 11, Glorieuses, Expedition Glorieuses December 2012, st. BIO 39. - Poupin, 2016: 50, Expedition Juan de Nova December 2013, st 10 (photo), 1 M 6.5x7.2 mm (nr) (MNHN). - BIOTAS 2009, Juan de Nova, outer-reef, st. JDN06, lots MEPA-00541 (setae on outer face of palm not obvious on the photos, but marble pattern on dorsal inner face of palm match well T. lutea).
Remarks — This species can be confused with Trapezia bidentata. The tomentum on outer face of palm, present in T. lutea, absent in T. bidentata, is the best character to separate these two species.
Geographic and depth ranges — IWP, Kenya, South Africa to Guam, French Polynesia; subtidal to 45 m.

Europa data
Trapezia lutea - Europa, BIOTAS collections, specimen MEPA-00283, st EURO-17, MEPA-00315, st. EURO-18, dét. J. Poupin d'après photos. - BIORECIE, St. 8, 1 male 8.9x10.6 mm, 2 females ovigerous 6.8x8.4-9.4x11.7 mm (MNHN). Premier signalement.

Réunion data
Trapezia cymodoce - Ribes, 1978 : 127 (Réunion), non T. cymodoce (Herbst, 1801). - Trapezia lutea Castro, 1997a : 85 (Réunion, spécimens de Ribes identifiés par Serène à T. cymodoce, coll. Ribes, 1977, Saline, 5-30m, MNHN B8939, 8941, 25247). - Castro, 1999a: 112, Réunion. - Mission Poupin, avril 2008 (D'après photographies du programme BIOTAS).

New Caledonia data
Corail 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW92 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 4.
Lagon 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW79 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Nouvelle Caledonie, PLG127 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Lagon 8 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW480 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Corail 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW165 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Corail 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW46 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Corail 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW84 — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Castro P, Etudes & Theses 3.
Trapezia lutea - Castro, 2013: 462, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos - type locality is New Caledonia.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Trapezia lutea Castro, 1997a: 84, fig. 2a-c, 3c, 3d, 13, 20 (Moorea); 1997b: 126 (Moorea). - Castro et al., 2004: 42 (Species of Trapezia).

Comment(s) on data
Coral obligate associate (Gen. Pocillopora, Seriatopora, Stylophora).

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