Decapoda - Brachyura - Xanthidae - Paraxanthodes

Paraxanthodes cumatodes (McGilchrist, 1905)



World Distribution
Mendoza & Ng (2010: 69, The Raffles) - Philippines, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, New Caledonia;

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Hard bottom (rock and rubbles)

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 65-215 m

New Caledonia data
Paraxanthodes cumatodes - At least some records from New Caledonia belongs in fact to a new species (see comments)
Musorstom 4 Nouvelle Caledonie, CP189 — Davie PJF, Musorstom 18, 176: 337-387
Musorstom 4 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW149 — Davie PJF, Musorstom 18, 176: 337-387
Musorstom 4 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW151 — Davie PJF, Musorstom 18, 176: 337-387
Musorstom 4 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW187 — Davie PJF, Musorstom 18, 176: 337-387
Smib 6 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW106 — Davie PJF, Musorstom 18, 176: 337-387
Musorstom 4 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW205 — Davie PJF, Musorstom 18, 176: 337-387
Chalcal 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW80 — Davie PJF, Musorstom 18, 176: 337-387

Comment(s) on data
Mendoza et al. (Mar. Biod. Rec. 2012, 5) indicate No further records of Paraxanthodes cumatodes from the general western Indian Ocean have been made until now, although Davie (1997) and Mendoza & Ng (2010) reported P. cumatodes from New Caledonia and the Philippines, respectively. However, upon re-examination of the material studied in those two reports, it appears that they are not conspecific with P. cumatodes and, in fact, comprise a distinct and novel species. The description of this new species is also included in the revisionary work on Euxanthinae.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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