Decapoda - Anomura - Galatheidae - Galathea

Galathea aegyptiaca Paul’son, 1875



World Distribution
Macpherson & Robainas-Barcia (2015, Zootaxa) -Eastern African coasts, from the Red Sea to Mozambique, Madagascar, Amirante, Saya De Malha Bank, Cargados Carajos, Chagos Islands, 0–146 m. Specimens collected on Stylophora pistillata, Pavona decussata, and in dead Pocillopora

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-146 m

Mayotte data
Galathea aegyptiaca - Macpherson & Cléva 2010 : 58 (Mayotte. st. 12a, reef La Prévoyante, 12°41'34.70"S, 45° 9'59.99"E, 6-11 m, J.-M. Bouchard, V. Dinhut, J. Dumas coll., 06 November 2009, coral bottom with Acropora, 2 ov. F 3.1-4.2 mm, MNHN-Ga7329; st. 21b, Ilot Choizil, east of Malandzamiayatsini, 12°40'22.74"S, 45°3'47.46"E, 15-20 m, J.-M. Bouchard, V. Dinhut, J. Dumas coll., 12 November 2009, fringing reef and outer slope, 1 F 3.3 mm, MNHN-Ga7330 ; st. 25, Ilot M'tzamboro, southern tip 12°39'30.18"S, 45° 1'38.65"E, 15-20 m, J.-M. Bouchard, V. Dinhut, J. Dumas coll. 14 November 2009, accretions of coral blocks, 1 ov. F 3.6 mm, MNHN-Ga7331; st. 30, reef Rani, 12°56'34.23"S, 45° 3'20.75"E, 3-15 m, J.-M. Bouchard, V. Dinhut, J. Dumas coll. 18 November 2009, 2 M 3.5-4.7 mm, 2 ov. F 3.2-4.6 mm, MNHN-Ga7332; st. 32, Ilot M'tzamboro, north-east, 12°38'9.54"S, 45° 2'27.12"E, 6-21 m, J.-M. Bouchard, V. Dinhut, J. Dumas coll., 19 November 2009, Acropora coral boulder, 1 male 3.8 mm, MNHN-Ga7333; st. 35, reef Surprise, Longoni pass 12°38'29.95"S, 45° 7'45.99"E, 4-25 m, J.-M. Bouchard, V. Dinhut, J. Dumas coll. 20 November 2009, reef slope, 1 F 3.6 mm, MNHN-Ga7334).
Galathea aegyptiaca - Macpherson & Robainas-Barcia, 2015, Zootaxa, Mayotte Island. BENTHEDI, Stn 16R, 12°45.2'S; 45°16.7'E, 3–8 m, 22 March 1977: 2 ov. F 2.7–2.8 mm; 2 F 1.9–2.0 mm (MNHN-IU-2013-8009).

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