Decapoda - Caridea - Alpheidae - Acanthanas

Acanthanas pusillus Anker, Poddoubtchenko & Jeng, 2006

World Distribution
Anker (2010: 27, Zootaxa) - Previously known only from the two type specimens from Panglao, the Philippines (Anker et al. 2006); now recorded for the first time from Moorea, French Polynesia, representing a considerable range extension of both the genus and the species from the “Coral Triangle” into the central-western Pacific Ocean

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 7-23 m

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
FRENCH POLYNESIA - Acanthanas pusillus - Anker, 2010: 24, French Polynesia, Society Islands. 1 male (CL 2.30 mm), FLMNH UF Arthropoda 16055, Moorea, between Temae and Afareaitu, 17.5145° S, 149.7616° W, outer reef slope, deep from within reef rubble, depth: 20 m, coll. C. Meyer, C. McKeon, J. Moore, S. Fay, G. Paulay, processed by A. Anker, 23.X.2008 [fcn BMOO-4077]; 1 ovigerous female (CL 2.20 mm), FLMNH UF Arthropoda 15613, Moorea, east of Opunohu pass, at shark feeding buoy, 17.4817° S, 149.8558° W, outer reef slope, gentle sand and reef slope, from within coral rubble, outer reef slope, depth: 17–18 m, coll. C. McKeon, J. Moore, G. Paulay, processed by A. Anker, 16.X.2008, fcn BMOO-2811; 1 female (CL 1.85 mm), FLMNH UF Arthropoda 23088, Moorea, off Temae, 17.4784° S, 149.7639° W, outer reef slope, deep from within rubble, rubble brushing, depth: 18–23 m, coll. G. Paulay, C. McKeon, S. Bush, S. Haddock, processed by A. Anker, 29.X.2009 [fcn BMOO-6707]; 1 male (CL 2.15 mm), FLMNH UF Arthropoda 23090, Moorea, Temae Bay, 149.7517° S, 17.4915° W, steep reef drop-off, under rubble, rubble brushing and cracking, depth: 7–20 m, coll. C. Meyer, S. McPherson, A. Collins, M. Parker, C. McKeon, processed by A. Anker, 22.X.2009; [fcn BMOO-6487]; 2 males (CL 1.30 mm, 1.32 mm), OUMNH-ZC.2010-01-001, same collection data as for previous specimen; (Moorea Biocode project).

Acanthanas pusillus - Chow et al. 2021 (Evolution, Supplementary documents, table S1) - Moorea, Voucher ID OUMNH.ZC.2014-01-069

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database