Decapoda - Brachyura - Xanthidae - Gaillardiellus

Gaillardiellus rueppelli (Krauss, 1843)



World Distribution
Sakai (2004 - CD) - Indo-ouest Pacifique. De l' Afrique du Sud, Zanzibar, Mozambique, Madagascar, Seychelles, Maurice, au Japon, Polynésie française 15-120 m. Comprend, Réunion, Mayotte, premier signalement.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-30 m

Mayotte data
Gaillardiellus rueppelli (Krauss, 1843)
Material examined — Mayotte KUW 2009, st. 4, La Prévoyante Reef, 6-10 m, 1 juv. ? Gaillardiellus rueppelli, pre-det. July 2011, MNHN-IU-2009-2647; st. 20b, islet M'tzamboro, western reef, 10-15 m, 1 M 4.5 x 5.7 mm, det. September 2011, MNHN-IU-2009-2646; st. 21b, islet Choizil, east, Malandzamiayatsini, 15-20 m, 1 F 6.7 x 9.5 mm, det. September 2011, MNHN-IU-2009-2650; st. 23, Choizil Pass, "Patate à Teddy", 15-30 m, 1 F 6.9 x 9.6 mm, MNHN-IU-2009-2645, det. July 2011, 1 M 5.6 x 7.7 mm, MNHN-IU-2009-2652, det. Octobre 2011; st. 25, islet M'tzamboro, south, 15-20 m, 1 juv. 3.7 x 5.2 mm, det. July 2011, MNHN-IU-2009-2648, 2 MM and 2 FF, det. October 2011, MNHN-IU-2009-2649; st. 32, islet M'tzamboro, northeast, 6-21 m, 1 F juv. 5.0 x 6.8 mm, MNHN B32361, MNHN-IU-2009-1134, first det. with photo, confirmed by examination of the specimen in July 2011 (cf. Remarks); st. 35, Surprise Reef, Longoni Pass, 4-25 m, 1 M 6.8 x 9.2 mm, det. September 2011, photos, MNHN-IU-2009-2651.
Other records — Gaillardiellus rueppelli - Coll. Anker & Michonneau, 2008, st. MAY08-St1, Mbouanasta reef, UF 13570, 13575.
Remarks — These specimens were determined by using Guinot (1976: pl. 16, fig. 1, 1a) with good black and white photographs of this species and Serène (1984: 94, fig. 14d) for the aspect of the sternum and male pleopod. On the specimens examined the extension of the black color of the fixed finger to the palm of the chela appear variable, from distal part only to half of the palm.
Geographic and depth ranges — IWP, Mozambique, South Africa, Mayotte (this work) to Japan, Kiribati, French Polynesia; intertidal to 120 m.

Europa data
Actea rüppelii - Fourmanoir, 1952 : 175 (Europa). - Actaea rupelli (sic) - Guinot, 1967 : 260 (Liste, avec Mayotte). - Gaillardiellus rueppelli - Europa, BIOTAS collections, specimen MEPA-00045, pre-det. J. Poupin from photo, st EURO-1.

Réunion data
Actaea ruppelli - Guinot, 1967 : 260 (Réunion dans la distribution) - Gaillardiellus rueppelli - Mission Poupin, avril 2008 (Détermination d'après photographie du programme BIOTAS). - Gaillardiellus rueppelli - Mission Poupin, avril 2008 (Détermination d'après photographie du programme BIOTAS). - Réunion, photo P. Bourjon, May 2015, det. P. Bourjon, J. Poupin from Photo (a juvenile).

New Caledonia data
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Edwards AM, Nouv Arch MNHN 8 (Actaea rugata): 229-267

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Gaillardiellus rueppelli - Garth & Kim, 1983: 684 (Distribution only, Tahiti; cf. Remark). - Guinot, 1985: 450 (List; presumably after the previous work). - Poupin, 1996a: 43, 77 (Checklist). - Remark: The material examined by Garth & Kim (1983: 685) was collected in the Philippines by the Albatross (1908-1909). "Tahiti", mentioned in the "Distribution" only, corresponds neither to material examined, nor to former references cited in this work. -> must be in Odhner (1925) - Tahiti.

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This species in Worms Database