Decapoda - Brachyura - Domeciidae - Domecia

Domecia glabra Alcock, 1899



World Distribution
Castro et al. (2004 : 18) - Indo-ouest Pacifique. Comprend, Afrique orientale, Tanzanie, Madagascar, Seychelles, Réunion, Maurice, Mayotte, premier signalement.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-75 m

Mayotte data
Domecia glabra Alcock, 1899
Material examined — Mayotte KUW 2009, st. 12, La Prévoyante reef, 6-11 m, 1 M 5 x 7 mm, with sacculina, photo, 1 F with sacculina, 1 M juv., MNHN B32428, MNHN-IU-2009-1190; st. 17, northern reef, 22 m, 1 M 4 x 5 mm, det. September 2011, MNHN-IU-2009-2643.
Remarks — These two specimens confused with Domecia hispida in field notes but separated from this species by using Guinot (1964) key and the following characters: a) distal part of thoracic sternum short, not elongated; b) dorsal margin of P5 merus with spines only on its distal part.
Geographic and depth ranges — IWP, Tanzania, Mayotte (this work), Madagascar to Hawaii, French Polynesia; shallow subtidal to 75 m.

Réunion data
Domecia glabra - Ribes, 1978 : 14 (Réunion). - Serène, 1984 : 294 (Réunion dans le matériel examiné, coll. Ribes, Saline, sur Acropora, Pavona, Montipora, MNHN B8373). - Mission Poupin, avril 2008 (Détermination d'après photographies du programme BIOTAS).

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Domecia hispida - Nobili, 1907: 404 (Hao) not Domecia hispida Eydoux & Souleyet, 1842 = D. glabra fide Forest & Guinot (1961: 126). - Domecia glabra - Forest & Guinot, 1961: 126, fig. 115-116, 120-122, 124bis (Hao); 1962: 68 (Biogeography "Tahiti-Tuamotu"). - Guinot, 1962: 240, fig. 13a-b (Hao). - Peyrot-Clausade, 1977a, annex of the species: 26; 1977b: 213 (Moorea); 1989: 111 (Tikehau; 30m). - Guinot, 1985: 450 (List). - Poupin, 1996a: 63 (Checklist) - Unpublished specimen - Coll. J. Poupin (Raevavae, 50m), det. P. Castro. - Remark: associated with Acropora coral, according to Castro (1976: 103). - Castro et al., 2004: 19 (Key to species of Domecia). - Moorea Biocode project.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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