Decapoda - Brachyura - Leucosiidae - Urnalana

Urnalana elata (A. Milne-Edwards, 1873)



World Distribution
Galil (2005 : 17) - Indo-ouest Pacifique. Comores, Mayotte, Australie, Nouvelle-Calédonie, Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée, Samoa, Marshall, Japon. Intertidal à 50 m.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-50 m

Mayotte data
Urnalana elata (A. Milne-Edwards, 1873)
Material examined — Mayotte KUW 2009, st. 32, north east islet M'tzamboro, 6-21 m, 1 F 7.1 x 8.4 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-7220, in École Navale/IRENav collection, September 2017.
Other records — Urnalana elata - Galil, 2005: 16, Mayotte, 47 m, coll. A. Crosnier, August 1958, 1 M Lc 6.0 mm, MNHN B18337; 50 m, coll. A. Crosnier September 1959, 1 juv., MNHN B18714).
Remarks — This species is closely allied to Urnalana elatula Galil, 2005 from New Caledonia. Galil (2005) indicates that females of the two species are separated by third maxilliped coxa in smooth, in U. elata (verified on the specimen examined) or bearing conical tubercle, in U. elatula.
Geographic and depth ranges — IWP, Mayotte to Japan, Marshall Islands, Samoa; intertidal to 50 m.

New Caledonia data
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Galil BS, Zool. Med. Leiden 79-2, 2: 9-40
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Galil BS, Zool. Med. Leiden 79-2, 2: 9-40

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