Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Achelata - Scyllaridae - Galearctus

Galearctus aurora (Holthuis, 1982)



Distribution : In Holthuis (2002: 570): The species has a rather wide range in the Pacific. In the original description it was reported from Hawaii, Japan, Society Islands and New Caledonia (more precise localities are given there). Since then it was reported from the following additional localities. Off Kii-Nagashima, Kii Peninsula, Japan (Sekiguchi et al. 1989), and from the South Pacific: Tubuai (= Austral) Archipelago (Maria, Rurutu and Tubuai islands), Society Archipelago (Maupiti, Moorea, Raiatea and Tupai islands), Tuamotu Archipelago (Akiaki, Fangataufa, Hao, Makemo, Marutea South, Maria, Mururoa, Tuanake, Tureia and Vanavana islands), Marquesas Archipelago (Fatuhiva and Tahuata islands), Gambier Archipelago; all these South Pacific islands were listed by Poupin (1996b) while in his previous publication (Poupin 1996a) only the names of the archipelagoes were mentioned. Manacíh & Carson (1985) reported the capture of the species at Mururoa and/or Fangataufa islands, Tuamotu Archipelago.

Selected Reference(s)
Scyllarus aurora. - Holthuis, L. B., 1982: 847, fig. 1-2. - French Polynesia
Galearctus aurora. - Holthuis, L. B., 2002: 570, fig. 68a, b. [n. comb.] - Fiji; New Caledonia; Philippines; Taiwan

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Austral (Maria, Rurutu, Tubuai); Gambier; Marquesas (Fatu Hiva, Tahuata); Society (Maupiti, Moorea, Raiatea, Tupai); Tuamotu (Akiaki, Fangataufa, Hao, Makemo, Marutea South, Maria, Moruroa, Tuanake, Tureia, Vanavana) - Marine; Sublittoral (90-300m); Hard bottom.

Regional Records: Scyllarus aurora Holthuis, 1982: 847, fig. 1-2 (Tubuai; 200m; coll. Frv Marara, fr). - Manac'h & Carsin, 1985: 473 (Moruroa and/or Fangataufa). - Poupin, 1996a: 7, 11, 96 (Checklist); 1996b: 16, pl. 7a (Austral, except Rapa, Gambier, Marquesas, Society, Tuamotu; 90-300m; islands cited here in "Distribution" are from fishing log). - Galearctus aurora - Holthuis, 2002: 570, fig. 68a, b (n. comb.)

Depth distribution: 90 - 300 m


References : compilation of references cited in Poupin (1996, 1998, 2003) and Poupin et al. (2009) - PDF 412 Ko



Since November 2012, this database is updated in CRUSTA database - http://crustiesfroverseas.free.fr/