Decapoda - Axiidea - Callichiridae - Neocallichirus

Neocallichirus jousseaumei (Nobili, 1904)

World Distribution
Dworschak (2011: 8) - Djibouti, Perim, Gulf of Tadjourah, Red Sea (type locality); Socotra, Persian-Arabian Gulf (Sakai & Apel 2002); Indonesia (type locality of C. indica de Man, 1905); Thailand, the Philippines (this study); French Polynesia (type locality of N. taiaro Ngoc-Ho, 1995). Probably also Réunion, this DB, pre-det P. Dworschak, G. Poore.

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

Vertical range : Intertidal - Min-Max observed: 0-1 m

Réunion data
?Neocallichirus jousseaumei - Photo in situ, chelipeds missing (no sp. collected) photos Sylvain Corbel, Réunion 2021, det. from photo, with hesitation, by P. Dworschak, G. Poore.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Neocallichirus taiaro Ngoc-Ho, 1995: 211, fig. 1-2 (Taiaro). - Poupin, 1998: 32 (Checklist). - Remark - In Sakai (1999: 99) Neocallichirus taiaro Ngoc-Ho, 1995 is a junior synonym of N. indicus (De Man, 1905). Ngoc-Ho (pers. com.) does not agree with that synonymy. - Neocallichirus jousseaumei - New synonymies, N. indicus and N. taiaro = N. jousseaumei, in Dworschak (2011).

Comment(s) on data
Ngoc-Ho (pers. com.) does not agree synonymy proposed by Sakai between N. taiaro and N. indicus. P. Dworschak (mail 23 August 2012) has this comment: Now we know more about the variability in jousseaumei (=indicus) and all the characters of taiaro are well within the range of those observed in jousseaumei. I can see no difference … It can, however, not be excluded that it is a cryptic species like variabilis from Hawaii which can not be differentiated from jousseaumei morphologically (see Dworschak, 2011)

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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