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Decapoda - Achelata - Scyllaridae - Scyllarides
Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton) Distribution & Ecology: Austral (Banks Thiers & Neilson, Marotiri, Tubuai, Rapa); Marquesas (Eiao, Tahuata) - Marine; Sublittoral (20-118m); Hard bottom.
Regional Records: Unpublished specimens, communication from a Tahitian fisherman, Marc Letizia (det. T.Y. Chan, only from a colour photograph). This species was caught during a fishing campaign (1990) mainly in the south of the area (traps, 20-100 m, Marotiri and Rapa Islands, Thiers and Neislon bank) and also around the Marquesas (Eiao, 50-60m). According to A. Stein, Service des Recherches Marine, Tahiti, who kindly transmitted a photograph of this Scyllarides, about 2 tonnes were trapped by the fishing boat ! (e-mail January 27, 2000). - Unpublished specimens, IRD Marquesas PALEOTHUA 2002 Expedition, photograph Jean Michel Bore (det. J. Poupin from photograph only). - Unpublished specimens, Austral Islands (Tubuai, photograph Philippe Paccou, det. J. Poupin from photograph only). - Unpublished specimens, IRD BENTHAUS 2002 Expedition, Rapa, stn. BENTHAUS CP1908, trawl 100-118 m, det. J. Poupin with Holthuis FAO key. - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 2, coll. Evans, sample 0488, St 32, Tahuata, 20 m, probably a juvenile of this common species (comment T.-Y. Chan).
Depth distribution: 20 - 118 m
References : compilation of references cited in Poupin (1996, 1998, 2003) and Poupin et al. (2009) -
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