Decapoda - Brachyura - Portunidae - Gonioinfradens

Gonioinfradens paucidentatus (A. Milne-Edwards, 1861)



World Distribution
Apel & Spiridonov (1998 : 226) - Indo West Pacific, eastern Africa, Mayotte, Seychelles, Réunion, Mauritius, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Arabia, Australia, New Caledonia, Japan, French Polynesia.

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-300 m

Mayotte data
Gonioinfradens paucidentatus (A. Milne-Edwards, 1861)
Material examined — Mayotte KUW 2009, st. 14, Prudente Bank, 15-17 m, 1 juv. 10.3 x 13.4 mm (photo), 1 juv., MNHN B32472, MNHN-IU-2009-1234; st. 22, west Islet Choizil, Malandzamiayajou, traps 30-35 m, 1 F 31 x 39.4 mm, 1 F ov., MNHN B32473, MNHN-IU-2009-1235; st. 32, northeast Islet M'tzamboro, 6-21 m, 1 juv. 5.6 x 7.5 mm (photo '4.8 x 6.9'), MNHN B32517, MNHN-IU-2009-1277 (with a doubt for this specimen, perhaps a juvenile of another species); st. 34, Beach "du Préfet", 2-8 m, 1 F ov. 34 x 46 mm, MNHN B32471, MNHN-IU-2009-1233. - Photo Matthias Deuss - Mayotte, plongée de nuit, bouée 6 de la Passe en S, site du Vivier, 25/08/09, 12 m.
Remarks — Gonioinfradens paucidentatus is the single species in the genus. It has only 4 spines on anterolateral margin of the carapace with 2 additionnal smaller intercalated spines between spines 1-2 and 2-3. Specimens examined herein are in agreement with description in Appel & Spiridonov (1998).
Geographic and depth ranges — Red sea, Kenya, Mayotte (this work) to Japan, French Polynesia; subtidal to 150/300 m.

Réunion data
Goniosoma paucidentatum - A. Milne-Edwards, 1862, annexe F : 2 (Réunion, coll. Maillard). - Charybdis paucidentata - Crosnier, 1976 : 250 (Réunion, coll. P. Guézé, sans profondeur). - Gonioinfradens paucidentata - Apel & Spiridonov, 1998 : 224 (Réunion dans le matériel examiné, 1 mâle MNHN B5660, 1 mâle coll. P. Guézé, 150-300 m, MNHN B5655). - Gonioinfradens paucidentatus - Mission Poupin, avril 2008 (D’après photographies, F. Trentin). - Ng & al., 2008 : 154 (Liste des noms valides).

New Caledonia data
Gonioinfradens paucidentata - Appel & Spiridonov (1998: 224; Portunid crabs of the Arabian Gulf, Fauna of Arabia) - New Caledonia, 1 male, no exact locality, MNHN uncat.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Charybdis (Gonioinfradens) paucidentata - Poupin, 1994a: 30, fig. 26, pl. 3e (Hiva Oa, Tahuata, Taiaro; 0-100m; coll. Frv Marara); 1996a: 7, 31, 98 (Checklist); 1996b: 34, pl. 16f (Same material). - Unpublished records, coll. & det. G. Paulay, Rangiroa atoll, October 17, 2001, ca. 2 km S. of NW point of atoll, at southernmost storm lock zone, off Motu Maeherehonae (FLMNH-UF 1411). - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 2, St. 3, 27, Fatu Hiva, Nuku Hiva, 10 m; Leg 3, St. MQ2-R, Nuku Hiva, 20-23m, coll. Starmer et al., sample LC416 (photo), LC415b. - Society, Moorea, 22 m, field observation David Scheel, dscheel@alaskapacific.edu, photo of carapace, July 17, 2013, det. Poupin J. - Evans, 2018, PeerJ, xls supplementary file, UF30184, Fatu Hiva, AAMP, coll. Evans, Nathaniel; Andrefouet, Serge; Benzoni, Francesca; Menou, Jean-Louis; Olivirio, Marco; Payri, Claude; 2011-12-03.

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