Decapoda - Caridea - Alpheidae - Metalpheus

Metalpheus rostratipes (Pocock, 1890)



World Distribution
Anker (2001, fasc. 2, p. 265) - Caribbean Sea, NE Brazil, Ascension Island, Gulof of Guinea, Madagascar, Seychelles, Mascarenes, W and N Australia, S Japan, Micronesia, Melanesia, Austalia, Hawaii, French Polynesia, Easter Island, Clipperton Island, Panama.
Anker (2001, fasc. 2, p. 265) - Mondial. Atlantique oriental et occidental. Indo-Pacifique. Madagascar, Seychelles, Réunion, Maurice, Australie, Japon méridonal, Micronésie, Melanésie, Hawaii, Polynésie française, Ile de Pâques, Clipperton, Panama.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with corals (facultative)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-60 m

Réunion data
Metalpheus rostratipes - Ribes, 1978 (Réunion). - Banner & Banner, 1983 : 86 (Réunion dans le matériel examiné), 158 (Réunion, basse-mer).

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
CLIPPERTON - Crangon hawaiiensis clippertoni Schmitt, 1939a: 11 (type locality: Clipperton). - Alpheus clippertoni - Chace, 1962: 609 (Clipperton). - Poupin et al., 2007 (Clipperton new coll.). - EASTER ISLAND - Alpheus rostratipes. - DiSalvo et al., 1988: 458, tab. 4 (Easter Island, scuba dives 15-60m; det. D. Banner). - Banner & Banner, 1967: 268 (Synonymy and distribution). - Metalpheus rostratipes - Wicksten & Hendrick, 1992: 5 (ref. to Banner & Banner, 1982, Manning & Chace, 1990; distribution). - Crosnier & Forest, 1966: 246 (complete synonymy). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Alpheus rostratipes - A.H. & D.M. Banner, 1967: 268 ("BD2, BD30, BD38" = Tahiti, "BD8-9, BD14, BD17-18, BD22" = Bora Bora, "BD32" = Moorea). - Poupin, 1998: 22 (Checklist). - Metalpheus rostratipes - Anker, 2001, fasc. 2: 265 (References, distribution). - SYNONYMS: Crangon hawaiiensis clippertoni Schmitt, 1939; Crangon nanus Banner, 1953; Alpheus huikau Banner, 1959; Alpheus clippertoni Chace, 1962. - Moorea Biocode project (as Metalpheus nanus = ?Crangon nanus Banner, 1953 synonym of this species) - Metalpheus nanus - Leray et al., 2012: 386, Moorea, Biocode. - Metalpheus rostratipes - De Grave et al., 2014, tab. 1, Zoologica Scripta, Moorea.

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Lesser Antilles, ICA (St Martin, Antigua, St Lucia), IOV (Los Roques, Curaçao). 1-60 m. Pantropical.
Crangon rostratipes - Schmitt, 1924a: 65, Curaçao [coll. C.J. van der Horst, 1920]. - Schmitt, 1935: 145, Curaçao.
Metalpheus rostratipes - Chace, 1972: 78, Antigua, St Lucia. - Rodríguez, 1986: tab. 2, Los Roques.
Metalpheus rostratipes - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 2012, det. A. Anker, UF32217, photo dSTM_5846, 17/4/2012

Comment(s) on data
This species usually considered as a synonym of Crangon nanus Banner,1953 or Metalpheus nanus (Baner, 1953), described from Hanauma Bay, Oahu, Hawaii Is. But M. rostratipes typical is an Atlantic species (com. A. Anker October 2012).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database