Decapoda - Anomura - Galatheidae - Galathea

Galathea subsquamata Stimpson, 1858

World Distribution
Macpherson & Robainas-Barcia (2015, Zootaxa) - Known with certainty from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan, Mariana Islands, and Papua New Guinea; 0–32 m. ?New Caledonia.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-32 m

New Caledonia data
Galathea subsquamata - Baba, 1979a: 525 (Noumea, New Caledonia, 20–23 m) = Dubious identification in Macpherson & Robainas-Barcia (2015, Zootaxa - Therefore, a revision of the individuals of this species cited along Japan, Taiwan, Philippines and other localities in the Western Pacific, would be desirable).

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. aculeata).

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