Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Dendrobranchiata - Penaeidae - Metapenaeopsis

Metapenaeopsis difficilis Crosnier, 1991



Selected Reference(s)
Metapeanaeopsis difficilis. - Crosnier, A., 1991: 255, fig. 65-67. - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Marquesas (Eiao, Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Nuku Hiva, Tahuata, Ua Pou) - Marine; Sublittoral (64-370m).

Regional Records: Metapeanaeopsis difficilis Crosnier, 1991: 255, fig. 65-67 (Tahuata; 64-79m; coll. Frv Marara, fr). - Poupin, 1998: 4 (Checklist). - Unpublished specimens, MNHN, det. A. Crosnier, Coll. RV Alis, MUSORSTOM 9 Marquesas campaign - Eiao, Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Nuku Hiva, Ua Pou; 90-370m - Station 1157, 100 m: 2 females; Station 1158, 109-110 m: 7 males, 8 females; Station 1159, 145 m: 1 male; Station 1170, 104-109: 4 males, 6 females; Station 1177, 108-112 m: 19 males, 16 females; Station 1181, 102-130 m: 2 males; Station 1208, 117 m: 1 male; Station 1224, 115-120 m: 1 female; Station 1227, 84-85 m: 1 male; Station 1228, 107-108 m: 1 female; Station 1237, 95-305 m: 3 males, 6 females; Station 1238, 280-370 m: 3 males, 2 females; Station 1242, 119-122 m: 13 males, 1 female; Station 1259, 90-180 m: 1 male; Station 1265, 90-92 m: 2 males, 3 females; Station 1274, 100-120 m: 1 females.

Depth distribution: 64 - 370 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/