Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Caridea - Pandalidae - Plesionika

Plesionika ensis A. Milne-Edwards, 1881



Distribution : Chace (1985); Eldredge & DeFelice (Internet); Poupin (unpublished sp., MUSORSTOM 9, det. Crosnier); Burukovsky (1990) - Eastern and Western Atlantic; ? Indian Ocean, ? Hawaii, ? French Polynesia; Seamounts Sala y G˛mez and south-western part of Nazca ridge, 24░58'-25░33' S - 86░34'-97░26' W - Deep (230-732 m).


Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Sala y Gomez; Marquesas (Nuku Hiva) - Marine; Deep (391-408 m); ?Hard bottom.

Regional Records: EASTER ISLAND - Plesionika (Plesionika) ensis - Burukovsky, 1990: 204 (Seamounts Sala y G˛mez and south-western part of Nazca ridge, 24░58'-25░33' S - 86░34'-97░26' W; 300-800 m). - Parin et al., 1997: 162, tab. 3 (List of Decapoda for the Nazca and Sala y G˛mez submarine ridges). - Remark - This is a sibling species of P. reflexa Chace, 1985 present in French Polynesia. Morphological differences between these two species need to be clarified (see Chan & Crosnier, 1997: 194). Comparison of specimens from Sala y G˛mez and French Polynesian Islands would be interesting. - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Plesionika ensis - Unpublished specimen, MNHN, det. A. Crosnier, MUSORSTOM 9, st. CP1169, Nuku Hiva, 391-408). - Confusion has been often observed between this species and sibling P. reflexa. Presence of P. ensis in Polynesia should thus be confirmed by study of more specimens.

Depth distribution: 391 - 408 m


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



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