Data for selected species
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Stomatopoda - Stomatopoda - Squillidae - Alima

Alima neptuni (Linnaeus, 1768)



Distribution : All tropical oceans except the eastern Pacific. Central Pacific: French Polynesia (Marquesas, Society).

Selected Reference(s)
Alima alba. - Poupin, J., 1998: 37. - French Polynesia
Alima neptuni. - Ahyong, S. T., 2002: 362. - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Marquesas (Hiva Oa, Ua Huka); Society (Moorea) - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m (0-15 m); Hard bottom (rubble); ?Burrower.

Regional Records: Alima alba - Schotte & Manning, 1993: 577 (Syn.). - Manning, 1995: 23 (List). - Poupin, 1998: 37 (Checklist; Manning personal communication, Smithsonian collections, R. Caldwell leg. 1980 (Moorea; in rubble, 1m). - Alima neptuni - Ahyong, 2002: 362 (Hiva Oa, Ua Huka, MUSORSTOM 9 campaign, 9-15 m and pelagic larva). - Caldwell observation, Moorea "Alima sp?, collected as larvae, very common, adult seen in burrow on sand flat". - Synonyms: Alima alba (Bigelow, 1893).

Depth distribution: 0 - 15 m


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



Since November 2012, this database is updated in CRUSTA database - http://crustiesfroverseas.free.fr/