Decapoda - Anomura - Galatheidae - Allogalathea

Allogalathea elegans (Adams & White, 1848)



World Distribution
Macpherson & Machordom (2011: 259, Zool. J. Linn. Soc.) - Mozambique, Red Sea, Madagascar, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia (Banda and Celebes Seas), Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Chesterfield islands. Subtidal to depth of 120 m; usually on crinoids, e.g. Capillaster multiradiatus, Comanthina schelegeli, Comanthina parvicirrus, Oxycomanthus bennetti, and Stephanometra spicata. The distribution range of A. elegans is probably wider, and its occurrence in the areas cited (material not examined), e.g. South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bay of Bengal, Japan, western and south-western Australia, Queensland, Great Barrier Reef, Fiji, among others, needs confirmation.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with echinoderms

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-120 m

Réunion data
Allogalathea elegans - Mission Poupin, avril 2008 (D'après photographie de F. Trentin). - Macpherson & Machordom, 2011: 256, Zool. J. Linn. Soc - Reunion Island. MD32 Cruise. Stn CP127, 20°52.0?S, 55°37.1?E, 2 September 1982, depth 90 m: one ovig. F 5.6 mm (MNHN-Ga4583).

New Caledonia data
Macpherson & Machordom, 2011: 257, Zool. J. Linn. Soc - New Caledonia. Lagoon, 30 August 1993: two M 3.0–4.1 mm, two ovig. F 3.0–4.2 mm (MNHN-Ga7398). In front Kohe, 8 September 1993, depth 15 m: six M 3.5–4.6 mm, eight ovig. F 3.0–5.3 mm, one F 3.8 mm (MNHN-Ga7428), one ovig. F 5.4 mm (MNHNGa7399, Allo20) plus one ovig. F 5.2 mm (MNHNGa7400, Allo35) plus one M 4.5 mm (MNHN-Ga7401, Allo33). Touho Bank, 28 August 1993: three M 2.1–4.5 mm,
two ovig. F 3.1–5.6 mm, seven F 1.8–3.0 mm (MNHNGa7402; Ga7403, Allo25; Ga7404, Allo23; Ga7405). Touho Channel, 4 September 1993, depth 52 m: one M 4.7 mm, two ovig. F 5.7–6.0 mm (MNHN-Ga7406); 7 September 1993, 56 m: two F 4.0–5.7 mm two F 4.0–5.7 mm plus one M 3.1 mm (MNHN-Ga7427), one F 5.7 mm (MNHN-Ga7407, Allo29). Touho Bank. 20°44.20?S, 165°14?E, 15/16 September 1993: two M 4.2–4.6 mm, two ovig. F 4.3–5.3 mm (MNHN-Ga7408). Touho (Kohé), Opération Montrouzier, dive, depth 15 m, 7 September 1993: one M 3.9 mm, one ovig. F 4.4 mm. (MNHN-Ga7416); same cruise, same date, 20°48.93?S, 166°16.80?E, depth 55–60 m: one F 2.3 mm (MNHN-Ga7417). Ilot Canard, 22°09.2?S, 166°21.7?E, depth 20 m: two M 3.9–4.2 mm, two ovig. F 3.9–5.2 mm (MNHN-Ga7409). Grand Recif Sud. Stn 302, 22°38?S, 166°49?E, depth 17 m: one M 4.1 mm, one ovig. F 7.1 mm (MNHN-Ga7410). Plotmatre, perhaps Ilot Maitre. 22°19.35?S,
166°25.85?E, 11 November 1995, depth 20 m: one ovig. F 5.3 mm (MNHN-Ga7411). Gail Bank, 1970, depth 30 m: one M 5.9 mm (MNHN-Ga 523). Chesterfield Islands. Corail 1. Bank Landsdowne, August 1988: two M 3.2–4.3 mm, two ovig. F 5.1–
5.7 mm (MNHN-Ga7414). Corail 2. Stn CP25, 20°25?S, 161°05?E, 22 July 1988, depth 67–70 m: one M 2.3 mm (MNHN-Ga7415).

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