Decapoda - Caridea - Alpheidae - Leptalpheus

Leptalpheus pacificus A.H. Banner & D.M. Banner, 1974



World Distribution
Anker (2001): Hawaii and ?Madagascar. Plus ?French Polynesia. - Anker (2010: 38, Zootaxa) - Distribution. Previously known only from Oahu and Maui in Hawaii (Banner & Banner 1974; Anker & Marin 2009) and Madagascar (Banner & Banner 1983, record questionable); now recorded for the first time from Moorea, French Polynesia.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Soft bottom (mud or sand)

Vertical range : Intertidal - Min-Max observed: 0-1 m

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Leptalpheus pacificus - Unpublished specimen: Moorea fieldwork December 2006 (first record), coll. Poupin, Tipanier sand beach, 1 specimen (MNHN), photograph, det. A. Anker/J. Poupin. - Anker, 2010: 36, Zootaxa - Material examined. French Polynesia, Society Islands. 1 male (CL 7.50 mm), FLMNH UF Arthropoda 16489, Moorea, Motu Tiahura, 17.4884° S, 149.9134° W, near-shore sand flat with some rubble, further offshore sea grass, from burrow, suction pump, depth: 0.2 m, coll. A. Anker, 18.XI.2008 [fcn BMOO-5555]; 1 ovigerous female (CL 8.10 mm), FLMNH UF Arthropoda 16503, same collection data as for previous specimen [fcn BMOO-5569]; 1 ovigerous female (CL 7.90 mm), OUMNH.ZC.2010-01-003, Moorea, Motu Tiahura, near channel between two islands, 17.4884° S, 149.9134° W, shallow sand flat, from burrow, suction pump, depth: 0.5–1 m, coll. A. Anker, V. Liao, 10.XI.2009; (Moorea Biocode project).

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