Decapoda - Dendrobranchiata - Luciferidae - Lucifer

Lucifer chacei Bowman, 1967



Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Pelagic or bathypelagic

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 10-100 m

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Lucifer chacei - Bowman, 1967: 266, fig. 1-4 (Bora Bora, Moorea, Tahiti, Tikehau). - Renon, 1977: 223 (Takapoto); 1989: 78 (Syn.). - Merschardt-Salvat, 1991: 80, tab. K (Nukutipipi; larvae in the lagon). - Poupin, 1998: 6 (Checklist). - Lucifer sp. - Michel, 1969: 122, tab. 5 (Moruroa). - Remark: Only two luciferidae are reported with certainty from French Polynesia, Lucifer chacei Bowan, and L. typus H. Milne Edwards. A third species, Lucifer pacificus Dana, has been described from the surroundings of Rangiroa, Tuamotu (15°20' S, 148° W; Dana, 1852b: 673; 1855, pl. 45, fig. 2). However, this material is no more extant and as noted by Hansen (1919: 49) with Dana's description alone, the species is "completely unrecognizable".

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