Decapoda - Caridea - Palaemonidae - Odontonia

Odontonia sibogae (Bruce, 1972)

World Distribution
Fransen (2002, Zool. Verh.) - INDO-WEST PACIFIC: Indian Ocean: Arabian Sea, Oman (Holthuis, 1986); Seychelles, depth 2-27 m (Fransen, 1994c); Madagascar, Nosy Bé, shallow water (Bruce, 1978a, 1987b). Indonesia: Sulawesi (present report); Moluccas, off Damar Island, depth 45 m (Holthuis, 1952, in part); Ambon, Seram, Bali (present report). Australia: Queensland, depth 23 fms (Bruce, 1973; Bruce, 1977); Western Australia (present record). New Caledonia (Monniot, Monniot & Laboute, 1991).

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with ascidian

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-45 m

New Caledonia data
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Chan TY & Mitsuhashi M, Compendium of marine species from New Caledonia, Vol II7: 295-299

Comment(s) on data
Fransen (2002, Zool. Verh.) - Hosts - In ascidians; Styela whiteleggei (Herdman, 1899) (cf. Bruce, 1973); Pyura momus (Savigny, 1816) (cf. Monniot, Monniot & Laboute, 1991; present study); Rhopalaea crassa (Herdman, 1880) (present study); Polycarpa spec. (present study). Some specimens were not collected from an ascidian host and could have been freeliving. The Indonesian specimens described by Holthuis (1952) were collected at 45 m from a coral bottom; the specimen from Nosy Bé, Madagascar (Bruce, 1987a, 1987b) was ‘captured free, from coral rock and 25 m’; and the specimens from southern Oman (Holthuis, 1986) were found “under boulders at about mid tide level’.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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