Decapoda - Anomura - Galatheidae - Galathea

Galathea aculeata Haswell, 1882

World Distribution
Macpherson & Robainas-Barcia (2015, Zootaxa) - Australia, Queensland, Holborn Island and Port Molle, 36 m. Other literature records under the name G. aculeata need revision

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-36 m

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Galathea aculeata - Odinetz, 1983: 208 (Moorea, Tahiti, Takapoto). - Odinetz-Collart & Richer de Forges, 1985: 201 (Moorea and/or Tahiti, Takapoto). - Monteforte, 1987: 8 (Moorea). - Poupin, 1996a: 19 (Checklist).

Comment(s) on data
Macpherson & Robainas-Barcia (2015, Zootaxa) - Galathea aculeata had been synonymized with G. subsquamata Stimpson, 1858 (cf. Baba et al. 2008). Both species belong to a group of species characterized by scale-like ridges on the gastric region, and the branchial region with dorsal spines. However, they are easily differentiable by the presence or absence of postcervical spines on the carapace (see Remarks of G. subsquamata).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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