Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Caridea - Palaemonidae - Harpiliopsis

Harpiliopsis spinigera (Ortmann, 1890)



Distribution : Li & Bruce (2006) - Type locality: Samoa. Also known from Kenya, Zanzibar, Comoro Islands, Seychelles, La Réunion, Maldives, Andaman Islands, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia (Queensland), New Caledonia, Fiji, Marshall Islands, and, in the eastern Pacific , Panama and Colombia. Plus French Polynesia, Galapagos, Clipperton.

Remarks : Lt about 15 mm.

Selected Reference(s)
Harpiliopsis spinigera. - Poupin, J., 1998: 14. - French Polynesia
Harpiliopsis spinigera. - Li, X., 2008: 206. - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Clipperton (in coral Pocillopora, 8-22 m); Marquesas (Hiva Oa); Tuamotu (Fangataufa, Moruroa) - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m; Coral obligate associate (gen. Pocillopora).

Regional Records: CLIPPERTON - Harpiliopsis spinigera - Poupin et al., 2007 (Clipperton new record from X. Li det.) - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Harpiliopsis spinigera - Chace & Bruce, 1993: 82 (Syn.; key). - Fransen, 1994: 108, fig. 60, 62, pl. 2b (Syn.). - Bruce, 1998: 39 (Key; host genera: Pocillopora, Stylophora). - Poupin, 1998: 14 (Checklist; coll. Frv Marara, J. Poupin October 1995, February 1996, and April-May, 1997, det. A.J. Bruce (Fangataufa MNHN Na13401, Hiva Oa, Moruroa; in coral Pocillopora). - Li, 2008: 206 (Marquesas Is. Atuona Bay, Hiva Oa, 14.II.1996, coll. J. Poupin, 1 M, 1 ovig. F MNHN-Na 13355; Same data, associated with Pocillopora spp., 15.II.1996, 2 FF(1 ovig.) MNHN-Na 16031, Tuamotu Is. Mururoa, 2-3 m, X.1995, coll. J. Poupin, 2 ovig. FF, 1 juvenile F MNHN Na 14819; Fangataufa, coll. J. Poupin, 4.V.1997, 3 juveniles (2 MM, 1 F) MNHN-Na 13401).

Depth distribution: 0 - 22 m


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



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