Decapoda - Dendrobranchiata - Penaeidae - Melicertus

Melicertus marginatus (Randall, 1840)



World Distribution
Pérez-Farfante & Kensley (1997 : 102) - Indo-ouest Pacifique. Afrique orientale, Madagascar, Mer d'Arabie, Baie de Bengale, Singapour, Indonésie, Taiwan, Mer de Chine méridionale, Japon, Australie (Queensland, Western Australia), Hawaii. Comprend, Réunion, Maurice.

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 120-120 m

Réunion data
Penaeus marginatus - Crosnier, 1976 : 227 (Réunion, coll. P. Guézé, Saint Paul, casier 120 m, MNHN ; espèce signalée de 60-293 m). - Melicertus marginatus - Pérez-Farfante & Kensley, 1997 : 102 (Nom à jour et distribution).

Comment(s) on data
This species is classified herein under Penaeus s.l. (instead of Melicertus Rafinesque, 1814) following the morphological and the molecular data presented by Ma et al. (2011).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database