Decapoda - Axiidea - Callianassidae - Corallianassa

Corallianassa borradailei (De Man, 1928a)



World Distribution
According to Komai et al. (2015), Corallianassa borradailei (De Man, 1928a) is a valid species distributed with certainty from from Maldives (Borradaile 1904; De Man 1928a, b), Chagos Archipelago (Ward 1942), Fiji (Manning 1987), Hawaii (Edmondson 1944; Manning 1987; Ngoc-Ho 2002), and Ryukyu Islands, Japan (Amami-ohshima Island to Yaeyama Islands). Although this must be checked the specimens from New Caledonia (CRUSTA, Legall & Poupin, internet), Wallis & Futuna (Poupin & Juncker, 2008), French Polynesia (Poupin & Juncker, 2010) are most probably C. borradailei instead of C. coutierei. Corallianassa coutierei (Nobili, 1904), described from the Red Sea would be distributed in the IWP, Djibouti to French Polynesia

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Soft bottom (mud or sand)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-15 m

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Several of these records probably Corallianassa borradailei instead (see comments and Komai et al., 2015, Fauna Ryukyuana).
WALLIS & FUTUNA - Corallianassa coutierei - Poupin & Juncker, in preparation (Wallis, det. Ngoc Ho). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Glypturus coutierei. - Sakai, 1999 : 80 (1 male, Tahiti, leg. A. Garrett, Museum Godeffroy, cat. n°16192, ZMH-K 8430). - Corallianassa coutierei - Ngoc-Ho, 2005: 71, fig. 13 (Syn., plus Marquesas Islands. Ua-Huka, MUSORSTOM 9, stn 20 south, Hinipahue Bay, 8°56.20’S, 139°32.90’W, on paving stone of sidewalk with sand, IX.1997, R. von Cosel, J. Trondlé and J. Tardy coll., 1 broken male, cl. 11 mm, tl. 41.5 mm, major P1 broken at level of distal part of merus (MNHN Th 1430). - Unpublished specimens - Moorea fieldwork December 2006, coll. Poupin, Haapiti mangrove, 'Yabby pump', burrow at 0.1 m, sand and mud, specimen in MNHN, det. Ngoc Ho, color photograph. - Salvat & Bacchet, 2011: 238, photo, field guide 'Au Vent des Iles Ed. Tahiti - French Polynesia, most often Society (Moorea, Tahiti).

Wallis & Futuna data
Corallianassa coutierei - Poupin & Juncker, 2008 (Wallis, det. Ngoc Ho), probably C. borradailei instead (cf. Komai et al., 2015).

Comment(s) on data
Taxonomy of Corallianassa borradailei (De Man, 1928a) is difficult and recapitulated by Komai et al. (2015, Fauna Ryukyuana). The species was described by De Man (1928) from the Maldives, as Callianassa (Callichirus) longiventris var. borradailei. It has been considered a junior synonym of Corallianassa coutierei (Nobili, 1904) and sometimes listed under Glypturus. According to Komai et al. (2015), Corallianassa borradailei (De Man, 1928a) is a valid species distributed with certainty from from Maldives (Borradaile 1904; De Man 1928a, b), Chagos Archipelago (Ward 1942), Fiji (Manning 1987), Hawaii (Edmondson 1944; Manning 1987; Ngoc-Ho 2002), and Ryukyu Islands, Japan (Amami-ohshima Island to Yaeyama Islands). Although this must be checked the specimens from New Caledonia (CRUSTA, Legall & Poupin, internet), Wallis & Futuna (Poupin & Juncker, 2008), French Polynesia (Poupin & Juncker, 2010) are most probably C. borradailei instead of C. coutierei. Corallianassa coutierei (Nobili, 1904), described from the Red Sea would be distributed in the IWP,Djibouti to French Polynesia.

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