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Decapoda - Caridea - Hippolytidae - Parhippolyte
Distribution : Pacific, including Hawaii and probably French Polynesia.
Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton) Distribution & Ecology: Marquesas (Nuku Hiva); Tuamotu (Rangiroa). - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m; Hard bottom?
Regional Records: Parhippolyte aff. mistica - Unpublished sp., ?coll. & prov. det. Paulay/Poupin, Rangiroa (from photograph, ?FLMNH-UF) (first record for FP). - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ1-GR, Nuku Hiva, 8-10 m, coll. Chevaldonne ?, sample PC2; species of this genus such as P. mistica and P. uveae, have a similar color pattern. Occurrence of P. mistica in FP must be confirmed by careful examination of specimen(s) collected as P. uveae as a wide IWP distribution and could be in the Marquesas.
References : compilation of references cited in Poupin (1996, 1998, 2003) and Poupin et al. (2009) -
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