Decapoda - Brachyura - Xanthidae - Liomera

Liomera albolineata (Serène & Nguyen, 1960)

World Distribution
Viet-Nam (type locality, probably Nathrang Bay). Also Mayotte from this database, first record since original description. Probably also French Polynesia (Moorea) based on color photograph in this database (G. Paulay, Moorea). Also Japan as 'Liomera rubra' in Kawamoto & Okuno (2003: 137, top, with color photograph showing characteristic color pattern of this species; Hawaii, cf. Hoover (1999: p. 279, bottom photograph as 'L. rubra'). Depth range set herein to 15-30 m.
Also Philippines, Santiago Bay. Pacijan Island. Camotes Islands Cebu photo Poppe, Guido and Philippe, sealife base at

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 15-30 m

Mayotte data
Liomera albolineata (Serène & Nguyen, 1960)
Material examined — Mayotte KUW 2009, st. 23, 15-30 m, at least 1 F juv. 5.3 x 8.3 mm (photographed with live coloration), perhaps also 2 MM 4.8 x 7.8 & 6.2 x 9.9 mm, MNHN B32368, MNHN-IU-2009-1141.
Remarks — The three specimens at KUW st. 23 are registered as L. rubra (A. Milne-Edwards, 1865) in MNHN collections (Septembre 2017). However, color photograph 1 F juv. 5.3 x 8.3 mm consulted during this work clearly shows that at leat this specimen is Liomera albolineata (Serène & Nguyen, 1960) with color pattern illustrated in Serène & Nguyen (1960: pl. II, fig. A). This seems to be the first record of this species since its description. A color photograph in Salvat & Bachet (2011: 252, bottom left as 'Liomera cf. rubra') is obviously of the same species, extending its distribution to French Polynesia (Moorea). The species is probably also in Japan, based on the illustration of 'L. rubra' in Kawamoto & Okuno (2003: 137, top) showing a specimen with typical color pattern of L. albolineata.
Geographic and depth ranges — IWP, Mayotte (this work, first record in IO) to Vietnam, Japan, French Polynesia; 15-20 m.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Liomera cf. rubra. - Salvat & Bacchet, 2011: 252, photo, field guide 'Au Vent des Iles Ed. Tahiti - Not L. rubra but L. albolineata instead, re-det. J. Poupin September 2017.

Comment(s) on data
nb: Serène & Luom (1960) often cited in error for Serène & Nguyen (1960), pers. com. P.K.L. Ng November 2017.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database