Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Caridea - Crangonidae - Parapontophilus

Parapontophilus junceus (Bate, 1888)



Distribution : Komai (2008: 281) - Indo-West Pacific - Widely distributed in the tropical to subtropical regions in the Indo-West Pacific: Zanzibar, Maldives, southern Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Tonga, Austral Islands in French Polynesia (Fig. 35); 112-970 m, but abundant at depths of 500-800 m.

Selected Reference(s)
Parapontophilus junceus. - Komai, T., 2008: 279. - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Austral (Marotiri, Tubai, Rapa). - Marine; Deep (600-1200).

Regional Records: Parapontophilus junceus - Komai (2008: ) coll. BENTHAUS, Austral Islands, Marotiri, Island, stn DW 1881, 2754.6S, 14328.5W, 112-121 m, 6.XI.2002, 1 sp 6.5 mm (MNHN-Na 16152). E of Rapa Island, stn DW 1889, 2736.8N, 14415.7W, 600-620 m, 7.XI.2002, 2 spp. 4.6 mm, 6.1 mm (larger one photographed) (MNHN-Na 16153). Stn CP 1891, 2737.1S, 14415.4E, 800-850 m, 7.XI.2002, 4 spp. (not measured) (MNHN-Na 16154). Stn CP 1892, 2738.8S, 14415.6W, 742-1000 m, 7.XI.2002, 1 sp. 5.7 mm (MNHN-Na 16155). Tubuai Islands, stn DW 1955, 2318.6S, 14925.7W, 750-850 m, 18.XI.2002, 3 spp. 5.8-6.1 mm (MNHN-Na 16156). Stn CP 1965, 2321.3S, 14933.9W, 19.XI.2002, 1 sp. 4.9 mm, 8 spp. 4.8-7.5 mm, 1 juvenile 3.2 mm (MNHNNa 16157). Stn CP 1967, 2321.4S, 14934.2W, 600-1200 m, 19.XI.2002, 10 spp. 4.6-6.4 mm, 13 spp. 4.4-7.0 mm (MNHN-Na 16158).

Depth distribution: 600 - 1200 m


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



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