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Decapoda - Caridea - Hymenoceridae - Hymenocera
Distribution : Red Sea to Hawaii and Eastern Pacific. In the Eastern Pacific, Panama (Taboga I.), Colombia (Gorgona Is.) and Oceanic Islands: Clipperton, Galapagos. According to Debelius (2001: 198-199), Hymenocera picta and H. elegans are sibling species distinct by their coloration only. Geographic distribution of each species needs to be clarified. H. elegans is Indo-West Pacific whereas H. picta is known with certainty only from central and eastern Pacific.
Remarks : Lt about 10 mm.
Color photograph only. -
Juncker, M., 2004: 57. - Wallis
Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton) Distribution & Ecology: Wallis & Futuna; Clipperton (outer reef, about 20 m), associated with sea stars. Society (Moorea); Tuamotu (Raraka) - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m; ?Echinoderm associate.
Regional Records: WALLIS & FUTUNA - Juncker, 2004: 57, color photograph (Wallis & Futuna; det.. J. Poupin from photograph only). - CLIPPERTON - Hymenocera picta - Debelius, 2001: 199 (Clipperton). - Hymenocera elegans. - Allen, 1995: 61 (Clipperton) [Non H. elegans Heller, 1861]. - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Hymenocera picta Dana, 1852b: 593; 1855, pl. 39, fig. 3a-c (Raraka; "Coral reef" whithout mention of echinoderm host). - Bruce, 1982: 209 (Possibly an echinoderm associate). - Chace & Bruce, 1993: 137 (Syn.). - Poupin, 1998: 11 (Checklist). - Moorea fieldwork December 2006, in situ photograph by American students at CRIOBE research station.
Depth distribution: 0 - 20 m
References : compilation of references cited in Poupin (1996, 1998, 2003) and Poupin et al. (2009) -
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