Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Caridea - Palaemonidae - Cuapetes

Cuapetes elegans (Paulson, 1875)



Distribution : Li & Bruce (2006) - Type locality: Red Sea. Also known from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Kenya, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Madagascar, Seychelles, Kuweit, Laccadive Islands (Minikoi), India, Sri Lanka, Andaman Islands, Nicobar Islands, Singapore, South China Sea, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Timor Sea (Hibernia Reef), Australia (Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland), Caroline Islands, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Marshall Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia (Society Islands). Plus Austral Islands. 0-53 m.

Selected Reference(s)
Periclimenes elegans. - Poupin, J., 1998: 16. - French Polynesia
Kemponia elegans. - Bruce, A. J., 2004: 14. [Comb. Nov.] - French Polynesia
Kemponia elegans. - Li, X., 2008: 214. - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Wallis & Futuna (Futuna). Austral (Rapa), Society (Tahiti); Tuamotu (Moruroa) - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m; Coral facultative associate (gen. Pocillopora).

Regional Records: WALLIS & FUTUNA - Kemponia elegans - Fieldwork Poupin & Juncker, st. 3, Futuna, det. Li (MNHN). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Periclimenes elegans - Bruce, 1983: 884, 898 (Free-living shrimp). - Poupin, 1998: 16 (Checklist; coll. O. Odinetz, 1982, det. A.J. Bruce 10/12/82, Tahiti MNHN Na6618; in coral Pocillopora damicornis and P. elegans. - Kemponia elegans - Bruce, 2004: 14 (comb. nov.) - Relevant material - April-May 1997, coll. Frv Marara, det. A.J. Bruce with a ?, Moruroa MNHN Na13408; in Pocillopora); pers. com. A. Crosnier, e-mail 21 August 2005, Kemponia sp., coll. Poupin Moruroa, det. X. Li, August 2005, MNHN Na13404. - Field observation, 2006, photograph by P. Bacchet, Kemponia sp. prov. det. Fransen, Tahiti, lagoon. - Li, 2008: 214 (Austral Is. Rapa I., S of Tarakoi islet, BENTHAUS Expedition, malacologist fieldwork, stn 5, 2705.6S, 14418.5W, 8 m, dead coral with algae (stained with some sand and mud), 4.XI.2002, 4 MM, 7 FF (2 ovig.), MNHN-Na 15632).

Depth distribution: 0 - 8 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/