Decapoda - Caridea - Barbouriidae - Parhippolyte

Parhippolyte uveae Borradaile, 1900

World Distribution
Fransen & Tomascik (1996, Zool. Med. Leiden) - Indo-West Pacific - Parhippolyte uveae is known from anchialine environments ranging from the western Indian Ocean to Hawaii: Aldabra, western Indian Ocean (Borradaile, 1917; Gordon, 1936; Bruce, 1972; Fricke, 1976); Halmahera, northern Moluccas, Indonesia (Holthuis, 1947; 1963); Tiniguiban Island, Philippines (Wear & Holthuis, 1977); Uvea, Loyalty Islands (Borradaile, 1899; Gordon, 1936); Sayawa Islet near Uvea, Loyalty Islands (Monod, 1968); Eniwetak Atoll (Bruce, 1987); Vatulele Island, Fiji Archipelago (Gordon, 1936; Derrick, 1957; Marden, 1958; Reed & Hames, 1967); Vanua Vatu and Vanua Levu Islands, Funafuti Atoll, Ellice Islands (Holthuis 1973); Oahu, Hawaii and Maui, Hawaiian Islands (Maciolek, 1983; Titgen & Fielding, 1986; Fielding & Robinson, 1987). ?Also Western Atlantic ?

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-130 m

Réunion data
Poupin (2008, IRD Book), from photo F. Trentin. Also Mauritius, coll. & photo Clémence Gueguen, aquaculture specimen examined, deposited in MNHN. - These records are P. misticia (correction J. Poupin, 2019). Presence of true P. uveae at Reunion in anchialine ponds must still be confirmed.

New Caledonia data
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Monod T, Bull MNHN 2, 40: 772-778
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Ledoyer, Zoologische Verhandelingen 211.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Parhippolyte uveae - Poupin, 1996b: 6, pl. 2f (Maupiti, Raiatea; 110-130m; coll. Frv Marara, fr); 1998: 25 (Checklist). - Remark: usually this species is littoral. According to depth and color pattern this is P. miticia (Clarke) instead (correction May 2019). Presence of true P. uveae in French Polynesia, in anchialine ponds must still be confirmed.
Parhippolyte uveae - Ditter et al., 2020 (JCB, tab. 1) - Society Islands, French Polynesia, HBG10114/MNHN-IU-2012-1001, HBG10115/MNHN-IU-2012-1002, coll. 1991, Maupiti, 110 m, det. A.J. Bruce. These specimens are those in Poupin (1996) misidentified and being P. mistica (see phylogram fig. 3 in Ditter et al., 2020).

Comment(s) on data
There is a confusion in the litterature between Parhippolyte uveae Borradaile, 1900 and Parhippolyte misticia (J. Clark, 1989). It seems that P. uveae is mostly an anchialine species in shallow waters qualified of 'sun lover' by Wear & Holthuis (1977) with a red coloration illustrated in Wear & Holthuis (1977, fig. 2-3) and also in Debelius (2001, Guide, p. 133). On the contrary P. misticia is a cave species 3-60 m (?to more than 100 m, R/V Marara trap at 110-130 m) with a banded coloration illustrated in De Grave & Fransen (2011, shrimp catalog, fig. 49, Hawaii, photo J. Hoover), Hoover (1999: 234, Hawaii Guide), Debelius 2001, Guide, p. 133, Hawaii) and, erroneously under P. uveae, in Allen & Steen (1994: 142), Poupin (2009, Addendum: 133, Réunion). Both species have a wide IWP distribution.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database