Cheiroplatea laticauda Boas, 1926,

Komai, Tomoyuki & Chan, Tin-Yam, 2016, “ Symmetrical ” hermit crabs of the family Pylochelidae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura) collected by the “ BIOPAPUA ” and “ PAPUA NIUGINI ” expeditions in the Papua New Guinea, with descriptions of two new species, Zootaxa 4088 (3), pp. 301-328: 309-310

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Cheiroplatea laticauda Boas, 1926
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Cheiroplatea laticauda Boas, 1926 

( Fig. 1AView FIGURE 1. A)

Cheiroplatea laticauda Boas, 1926: 44  , figs. 2, 10B, 11C, 24, 25B [type locality: Kei Islands, Indonesia, 345 m].—Forest 1987a: 93, figs. 24f –i, 25a –d, 26, pls. 2D, 3B.—Forest 1987b: 316, fig. 3.—Lemaitre et al. 2009: 5.—McLaughlin & Lemaitre 2009: 171, fig. 3.

Material examined. BIOPAPUA, stn CP 3646, Huon Gulf, Tami Island, 06°45’S, 147°49’E, 460–485 m, 24 August 2010, 1 male (sl 10.0 mm), 1 specimen not removed from rock, MNHN-IU-2011-3251; same data, 1 male (sl 7.1 mm), MNHN-IU-2011-3290; same data, 1 ovigerous female (sl 7.6 mm; photographed), MNHN-IU-2011- 3917; stn CP 3669, N of Rabaul, 04°08’S, 151°56’E, 382–389 m, 24 September 2010, 3 males (sl 6.3–7.4 mm), MNHN-IU-2014-12701; stn DW 3683, off Vitu Island, 04°37’S, 149°28’E, 291 m, 27 September 2010, 1 female (sl 4.1 mm), MNHN-IU-2011-3029; stn CP 3691, SE of Manus Island, 02°11’S, 147°18’E, 499–517 m, 29 September 2010, 1 male (sl 3.1 mm), 2 females (sl 4.1, 4.5 mm), MNHN-IU-2011-3309; stn CP 3669 North Rabaul, 04° 07' S; 151° 55' E, 382–389 m, 24 September 2010, 2 males (sl 5.0, 9.6 mm), MNHN-IU-2011-2093. PAPUA NIUGINI, stn CP 4006, SE of Tuam Island, 06°03’S, 148°08’E, 440–475 m, 11 December 2012, 2 ovigerous females (sl 9.6, 10.5 mm), MNHN-IU-2013-14446.

Description. See Forest (1987a: 316) and McLaughlin & Lemaitre (2009: 171).

Size. Largest male sl 10.0 mm, largest female sl 10.5 mm, ovigerous females sl 7.6–10.5 mm.

Colour in life. Body and appendages overall whitish ( Fig. 1AView FIGURE 1. A).

Distribution. Previously known from Indonesia and Solomon Islands; 345–560 m (McLaughlin & Lemaitre 2009). Newly recorded from Papua New Guinea, 291–517 m.

Habitat. Occupying cylindrical cavities in sponge and pumice rock (McLaughlin & Lemaitre 2009; this study).