Decapoda - Axiidea - Axiidae - Ambiaxius
|Ambiaxius alcocki (McArdle, 1900) |
(Poore, 2020, TDSB 31) - Ambiaxius alcocki was described from northeast of Sri Lanka in 990 m depth. The species has since been reported from the eastern coast of South Africa at 805 m depth (Stebbing 1915, Barnard 1950) not far from where this new material was found (Mozambique Channel, including North of Glorieuses, 503-1248 m). Records of the species from Japan (Sakai 1995, 2011) are A. surugaensis Sakai & Ohta, 2005. Material so identified from New Caledonia (Sakai & de Saint Laurent 1989: 54) could not be found and may on biogeographical grounds belong to one of the two species described below.
Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Soft bottom (mud or sand)
Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 380-1248 m
Ambiaxius alcocki - Poore, 2020 (TDSB 31), Mozambique Channel. BIOMAGLO Stn DW4805, Glorieuses Isl., 11°24’S, 47°17’E (20 km, North of Glorieuses), 775-739 m, hermaphrodite, 3.3 mm (MNHN-IU-2016-8141).
New Caledonia data
Ambiaxius alcocki - Sakai & de Saint Laurent, 1989: 54, New Caledonia, 1620-1630 m [copy with handnote 'identificaiton incertaine']
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Dworschak P, Compendium of marine species from New Caledonia, Vol II7: 305-307.
Comment - (Poore, 2020, TDSB 31) - Material so identified from New Caledonia (Sakai & de Saint Laurent 1989: 54) could not be found and may on biogeographical grounds belong to one of the two species described below [Ambiaxius meriman Poore, 2020; Ambiaxius franklinae Sakai, 1994]
References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)
This species in Worms Database