Decapoda - Caridea - Pandalidae - Plesionika

Plesionika edwardsii (Brandt, 1851)



World Distribution
Chace (1985); Chan & Crosnier (1997); Poupin (1996, 1998); Burukovsky (1990) - Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific: Western and Eastern Atlantic; Mediterranean; Indo-West Pacific, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Hawaii; Seamounts Sala y Gòmez and south-western part of Nazca ridge, 25°07'-25°58' S - 85°07'-99°35' W - Deep (50-680 m). Often 200-400 m. Also Réunion, Taiwan.
Felder et al. (2009) - 50-850 m. Mass–GMx, E Atl, Med, Ind-Pac

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 50-850 m

Réunion data
Plesionika longirostris - Crosnier, 1976 : 234 (Réunion, coll. P. Guézé, Le Port 12/11/1972, casier 250-350 m ; en partie seulement, certains spécimens sont des Plesionika crosnieri). - Plesionika edwardsii - Chan & Yu, 1991 : 550 (Synonymie, distribution, ré-examen des spécimens de Guézé au MNHN).

New Caledonia data
As Plesionika longirostris accepted as Pandalus (Parapandalus) longirostris Borradaile, 1900 accepted as Plesionika edwardsii (Brandt, 1851).
Musorstom 6 Nouvelle Caledonie, CAS450.
Musorstom 5 Nouvelle Caledonie, CC384.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
EASTER ISLAND - Plesionika (Plesionika) edwardsii - DiSalvo et al., 1988: 458, 469, tab. 4 (Easter Island; "Traps baited with fish left at 100 m ...", det. M. Wicksten). - Burukovsky, 1990: 203 (Seamounts Sala y Gòmez and south-western part of Nazca ridge, 25°07'-25°58' S - 85°07'-99°35' W; 200-500 m). - Parin et al., 1997: 162, tab. 3 (List of Decapoda for the Nazca and Sala y Gòmez submarine ridges, roughly between 85-103°W). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Plesionika edwardsii - Manac'h & Carsin, 1985: 473 (Fangataufa and/or Moruroa; coll. Frv Marara, fr). - Crosnier, 1986a: 362 (Moruroa, Tahiti, Tubuai). - Poupin, 1988: 28, fig. 2 (Moruroa); 1996b: 8, pl. 3h (Fangataufa, Gambier, Marquesas, Moruroa, Tahiti, Tubuai; 220-500m); Poupin, 1998: 27 (Checklist). - Poupin et al., 1990: 16, 68, fig. 5, 6, 7, 15, pl. 1g (French Polynesia). - Chan & Crosnier, 1997: 193, fig. 23 (Moruroa, Raevavae, Rapa, Tahiti, Tubuai; 200-450m). - Unpublished specimens, MNHN. - Coll. FRV Alis, MUSORSTOM 9, det . A. Crosnier (Hiva Oa, Nuku Hiva ; 310-350m). - Plesionika ?edwardsii, AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ9-ACH2, coll. ROV, sample LC94.

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Massachusetts to Gulf of Mexico, eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, Indo-Pacific. Lesser Antilles, VGI (St Croix), ICA (Guadeloupe, Martinique). 50-850 m (mostly 200-400 m). Pantropical.
Plesionika edwardsii - Kensley & Tobias, 1985: 241, St Croix. - Paulmier, 1993: 17, Guadeloupe, Martinique [Trap 200-350 m]. - Paulmier & Gervain, 1994: 10, tab. 2, Martinique [R/V Polka, deep trap]. - Poupin, 1994: 23, Guadeloupe [Polka, 200-400 m, det. A. Crosnier (MNHN)]. - Gervain et al., 2002: 29, Guadeloupe [R/V Polka, trap 240-281 m].
Plesionika edwardsii - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. DW4536 or CP4536, 12 June 2015, 16°40.57'N, 61°27.55'W, 347-323 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18883.

Comment(s) on data
Sibling species of Plesionika crosnieri Chan & Yu, 1991b from IWP (Réunion, Taiwan) with this comment by Chan "The new species (P. crosnieri) is extremely similar to P. edwardsii. Except for the plentiful fresh material available in Taiwan we would probably have not been able to recognize the difference between the two species."

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