Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Caridea - Palaemonidae - Cuapetes

Cuapetes grandis (Stimpson, 1860)



Distribution : Li & Bruce (2006) - Type locality: Amami O Shima, Ryukyu Islands. Also known from Egypt, Israel, Djibouti, Aden, Kenya, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Mozambique, Comoro Islands, Madagascar, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Burma, Malaya, Singapore, Japan, Indonesia, Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland), New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands, Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, and Fiji. Plus French Polynesia. Plus Austral, 0-24 m.

Selected Reference(s)
Periclimenes grandis. - Poupin, J., 1998: 16. - French Polynesia
Kemponia grandis. - Bruce, A. J., 2004: 16. [Comb. Nov.] - French Polynesia

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

Regional Records: WALLIS & FUTUNA - Kemponia grandis - Fieldwork Poupin & Juncker, st. 3, Futuna, det. Li (MNHN). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Periclimenes grandis - Poupin, 1998: 16 (Checklist; coll. Frv Marara, April-May 1997, det. A.J. Bruce, Fangataufa MNHN Na13414, Moruroa MNHN Na13407; in coral Pocillopora). - Fransen, 1994: 151 ("Free-living"). - Kemponia grandis - Bruce, 2004: 16 (Comb. Nov.) - Relevant material - ? Anchistia danae Stimpson, 1860 : 41 [108] (Tahiti; cf. remark). - Remark: Concerning Anchistia danae Stimpson, Bruce, personal communication, has the following remark: "The type material of Stimpson's species is long gone and I do not think that the question of this species can now ever be resolved. It probably is a Periclimenes, at least. It is probably a well known species under some other name, possibly one of the P. grandis group (Kemp, 1922: 138). It lacked both second pereiopods and the ambulatory pereiopods, so is not really worth wasting further time on. The sooner it is completely forgotten the better..." - Li, 2008: 215 (Marquesas Is. Ua Huka, south coast of Hiniaehi Bay, MUSORSTOM 9, malacologists, stn 32, 856.10S, 13932.70W, 12-17 m, sand, detritus with algae, coll. Cosel, Trndl & Tardy, X.1997, 1 M, MNHN-Na 15472; Austral Is. Rapa I., Hiri Bay, BENTHAUS Expedition, malacologist fieldwork, stn 9, 2737.3S, 14422.2W, 3-24 m, corals, 6.XI.2002, 1 ovig. F (MNHN-Na 15470). Vavai, BENTHAUS, malacologist fieldwork, stn 32, 2735.8-2735.0S, 14423.0-14422.7W, 15-20 m, corals, 18-23.XI.2002, 1 M, 1 ovig. F, MNHN-Na 15466).

Depth distribution: 0 - 24 m


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



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