Decapoda - Achelata - Scyllaridae - Galearctus

Galearctus avulsus Yang, Chen & Chan, 2011

World Distribution
Yang et al. (2011) - South Pacific from New Caledonia, Chesterfield Islands, and probably Fiji, at depths of
230-680 m.

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 280-680 m

New Caledonia data
Galearctus avulsus - Yang, Chen & Chan, 2011: 209 (New Caledonia, Norfolk, Chesterfield)

Comment(s) on data
Yang, Chen & Chan, 2011 : Galearctus avulsus n. sp. appears to be restricted to waters deeper than 200 m, while G. kitanoviriosus is distributed in less than 100 m deep. For the New Caledonia and Chesterfield Islands material assigned by Holthuis (2002) to “G. kitanoviriosus” and deposited at MNHN, all but one specimen are actually G. avulsus n. sp. and they were all collected from 230-680 m deep. Only the specimen registered as MNHN-Pa 775 is truly G. kitanoviriosus, and it is the only one collected from shallow water (8-15 m).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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