Enosteoides melissa ( Miyake, 1942 ), Miyake, 1942

Osawa, Masayuki, 2007, Porcellanidae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura) from New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands, Zootaxa 1548, pp. 1-49: 9-11

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.178040

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scientific name

Enosteoides melissa ( Miyake, 1942 )
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Enosteoides melissa ( Miyake, 1942)  

( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 A –C)

Porcellana melissa Miyake, 1942: 364   , text-figs. 25, 26, pl. I, text-fig. 4 (type locality: Palau); 1943: 131, fig. 52.— Nakasone & Miyake, 1968 c: 168, fig. 2, pl. 7, fig. B.— Haig, 1966 a: 44.

Enosteoides melissa   .— Haig, 1981 a: 271; 1983: 285; 1989: 95.

Material examined. Type Material: Palau. Off Ngatmél, Babldáob Island, coll. S. Murakami, 14 Mar. 1938, female CL 8.1 mm, holotype ( ZLKU 4265).

New Caledonia. N/ O "Alis" Campagne SURPRISES, St. DW1390, 18° 27.5 ’S, 163 °08.7’E, 38 m, 0 9 May 1999, coll. B. Richerde Forges-IRD, 1 male CL 6.4 mm.

Loyalty Islands. Lifou Island. Santal Bay. Atelier LIFOU. St. 1463 (St. 21), Gaatcha Bay, 20 ° 55.05 ’S, 167 °03.35’E, 20–30 m, 10 Nov. 2000, 1 male CL 2.8 mm.

Remarks. The specimens examined from New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands differ from the holotype of E. melissa   in having a comparatively broader carapace ( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 A) and stouter first ambulatory legs ( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 B). The New Caledonian specimen also lacks a fringe of plumose setae and a row of small spines and denticles on the extensor margin of each chela ( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 C), which are observed in the holotype. These distinctions are presently regarded as intraspecific variations. More material from the same localities as well as other areas of the Indo-West Pacific is needed to determine the status of the present specimens.

Distribution. Zanzibar, Madagascar, Seychelles, Philippine Islands, and Palau; littoral to 110 m; sand and corals ( Haig 1981 b, 1989). The present record of the species from New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands greatly extends its distribution to the southwestern Pacific.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Decapoda

Family

Porcellanidae

Genus

Enosteoides

Loc

Enosteoides melissa ( Miyake, 1942 )

Osawa, Masayuki 2007
2007
Loc

Enosteoides melissa

Haig 1981: 271
1981
Loc

Porcellana melissa

Nakasone 1968: 168
Haig 1966: 44
Miyake 1942: 364
1942