Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Caridea - Palaemonidae - Cuapetes

Cuapetes ensifrons (Dana, 1852)



Distribution : Li & Bruce (2006) - Type locality: Balabac Strait, North Borneo. Also reported from the Egyptian Red Sea, Zanzibar, Comoro Islands, Seychelles, Burma, China, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Marshall Islands, and French Polynesia (Tuamotu Islands). Plus Austral Is. 16-30 m.

Selected Reference(s)
Periclimenes ensifrons. - Nobili, G., 1907: 359. - French Polynesia
Kemponia ensifrons. - Bruce, A. J., 2004: 15. [Comb. Nov.] - French Polynesia
Kemponia ensifrons. - Li, X., 2008: 215. - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Austral (Rapa); Tuamotu (Amanu, Fakahina); ?Marquesas (Fatu Hiva) - Marine; Shoreline to 30 m; ?Hard bottom.

Regional Records: Periclimenes ensifrons - Nobili, 1907: 359 (Amanu, Fakahina). - Chace & Bruce, 1993: 95, 111 (Syn.; key). - Poupin, 1998: 16 (Checklist). - Kemponia ensifrons - Bruce, 2004: 15 (Comb. Nov.). - Li, 2008: 215: Austral Is. Rapa I., Mei Point, BENTHAUS Expedition, malacologist fieldwork, stn 30, 2738.2S, 14418.2W, 16-20 m, dead coral, above barrier, 16-18.XI.2002, 2 FF (1 ovig.) MNHN-Na 15468); Teruametitoi Point, BENTHAUS, malacologist fieldwork, stn 33, 2734.8S, 14418.6W, 30 m, dead coral, 19.XI.2002, 1 ovig. F, MNHN-Na 15469). - Cuapetes ?ensifrons - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ13-R-Bois, 27-35 m, Fatu Hiva, coll. Starmer et al., sample LC122, pre-det X. Li (with chelae a bit stouter).

Depth distribution: 0 - 30 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/