Decapoda - Anomura - Galatheidae - Lauriea

Lauriea gardineri aff. (Laurie, 1926)

World Distribution
WIO (Mayotte).

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with corals (obligate)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 80-80 m

Mayotte data
Lauriea aff. gardineri (Laurie, 1926). - Poupin et al., 2022, Naturae, MNHN, : 148 - Mayotte, photo in situ in soft coral, Gabriel Barathieu, November 2018. Tentative det. from photo, a specimen needed for correct identification. The color pattern is distinct from that of L. gardineri typical as illustrated in Macpherson & Robainas-Barcia (2013, fig. 9A). Potentially a new species because its color pattern not matching any of the species in opt. cit. (Fig. 9).
KWD - Mesophotic, Undetermined, First for Mayotte, Associated coral, Spnov

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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