Pachycheles spinipes ( A. Milne-Edwards, 1873 ), A. Milne-Edwards, 1873

Osawa, Masayuki, 2007, Porcellanidae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura) from New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands, Zootaxa 1548, pp. 1-49: 20

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scientific name

Pachycheles spinipes ( A. Milne-Edwards, 1873 )
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Pachycheles spinipes ( A. Milne-Edwards, 1873)  

( Fig. 7 View FIGURE 7 )

Porcellana spinipes A. Milne-Edwards, 1873: 262   (type locality: Upalu, Samoa).

Porcellana sollasi Whitelegge, 1897: 144   , pl. 7, fig. 3, 3a (type locality: Funafuti Atoll, Ellice Islands). Pachycheles spinipes   .— Haig, 1966 b: 286, 288.— Yang, 1983: 6, pl. 8.

Material examined. Loyalty Islands. Lifou Island. Santal Bay. Atelier LIFOU. St. 1434 (St. 12), Huca Htighé Island, 20 ° 52.5 ’S, 167 °08.1’E, 5–20 m, 6 Nov. 2000, 1 male CL 2.6 mm, 1 female CL 2.9 mm. St. 1410 (St. 63 B), between Cap Wekutr and Cap Wajez, 20 ° 56.7 ’S, 167 °03.1’E, 2–4 m, 25 Nov. 2000, 1 ovig. female CL 2.7 mm.

Remarks. This species is immediately distinguished from the other Indo-West Pacific species of Pachycheles   by having the carapace with elevated squamae on the gastric region ( Fig. 7 View FIGURE 7 A), and chelipeds and ambulatory legs bearing strongly projecting, thorn-shaped tubercles ( Fig. 7 View FIGURE 7 B –D).

Distribution. Christmas Island, Nansha and Xisha Islands in China, Guam, Caroline Islands, Loyalty Islands; Ellice Islands, Samoa; coral reefs ( Haig 1966 b; Yang & Xu 1994; Pauley et al. 2003). The specimens examined from the Loyalty Islands were collected from depths of 2– 20 m.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Decapoda

Family

Porcellanidae

Genus

Pachycheles

Loc

Pachycheles spinipes ( A. Milne-Edwards, 1873 )

Osawa, Masayuki 2007
2007
Loc

Porcellana sollasi

Yang 1983: 6
Haig 1966: 286
Whitelegge 1897: 144
1897
Loc

Porcellana spinipes

Milne-Edwards 1873: 262
1873