Decapoda - Brachyura - Parthenopidae - Daldorfia

Daldorfia rathbunae (De Man, 1902)

World Distribution
Tan & Ng (2007 : 148) - Indo-ouest Pacifique. Madagascar, Seychelles, Australie, Japon, Nouvelle-Calédonie, Chesterfields, Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée, Hawaii.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Hard bottom (rock and rubbles)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 4-25 m

Mayotte data
Daldorfia rathbunae (De Man, 1902)
Material examined — Mayotte KUW 2009, st. 35, Surprise reef, Longoni pass, 4-25 m, 1 juv. 7.2 x 9.4 mm, MNHN B32426, MNHN-IU-2009-1188.
Remarks — This juvenile is attributed to Daldorfia rathbunae because of the r-shaped spines on dorsal margin of ambulatory legs. The sternal pit is divided in three, a small anterior pit plus two lateral posterior pits (see Tan & Ng, 2007: 148).
Geographic and depth ranges — Mayotte (this work), Madagascar to Japan, Hawaii, New Caledonia. Report from Mayotte herein is now the westernmost place in WIO for this species.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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