Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Caridea - Palaemonidae - Periclimenes

Periclimenes soror Nobili, 1904

Distribution : Li & Bruce (2006) - Type locality: Djibouti. Also known from the Red Sea, Kenya, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Madagascar, Comoro Islands, Seychelles, Chagos Islands, Malaysia (Sabah), China (Hong Kong), Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia (Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales), Marianas Islands, Caroline Islands, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands, Marshall Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia (Society Islands, Tuamotu Islands), and Hawaii. Also known from the East Pacific region, the Gulf of California, Mexico, Panama, and Columbia.

Remarks : Careful observation on color have revealed that Periclimenes soror sensu lato is a complex of species. At least two forms are distinct:1) bright red with a conspicuous white dorsal stripe, found on Acanthaster; 2) no dorsal stripe, uniform color, found on Culcita. (Com. A. Bruce, December 2006).

Selected Reference(s)
Periclimenes soror. - Bruce, A. J., 1978: 299, fig. 1-6. - French Polynesia
Periclimenes soror. - Li, X., 2008: 242. - French Polynesia

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Marquesas (Tahuata); Society (Tahiti); Tuamotu (Moruroa) - Marine; Shoreline to 10 m; Echinoderm associate (genus Culcita).

Regional Records: Periclimenes soror - Bruce, 1978: 299, fig. 1-6 (Moruroa, Tahiti); 1982: 200 (Asteroids hosts: genera Choriaster, Culcita, Pentaceraster, Protoreaster, Acanthaster, Mithrodia, Echinaster). - Chace & Bruce, 1993: 95, 122 (Syn.; key). - Fransen, 1994: 129, pl. 3f (Photograph). - Poupin, 1998: 17 (Checklist; coll. Frv Marara, det. A.J. Bruce, Moruroa; on a sea star, probably Culcita novaeguineae). - Field observation, 2006, photograph by P. Bacchet, det. Bacchet/Fransen, Tahiti, outer slope, 12 m, on echinoderm. Li, 2008: 242 (Tuamotu Is. Mururoa, 2-3 m, coll. J. Poupin, X.1995, 1 M, 2 ovig. FF, MNHN-Na 14925).- Moorea Biocode project. - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ13-5, Tahuata, 27-35 m, coll. Starmer et al., on sea star Culcita, sample LC126, St. MQ19-R, Hiva Oa, 10-25 m, coll. Starmer et al., sample LC267, on seastar Culcita.

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 -