Decapoda - Caridea - Palaemonidae - Pontonides

Pontonides loloata Bruce, 2005

World Distribution
Li (2008: 248) - Type locality: Loloata I., Hansa Bay, Papua New Guinea. Also known from Japan (Izu Peninsula); 5-9 m. Also French Polynesia, 108-112 m. Réunion.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with corals (obligate)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-112 m

Réunion data
Pontonides loalata - Mission Poupin, avril 2008 (Photographie A. Diringer, det. Y. Marin d'après photographie).

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Pontonides loalata - Li, 2008: 248, fig. 28 (Marquesas Is. Nuku Hiva, MUSORSTOM 9, stn CP 1177, 8°45.1’S, 140°15’W, 108-112 m, 25.VIII.1997, 1 ovig. F (cl 2.29 mm), MNHN-Na 15619).

Comment(s) on data
Very close to P. ankeri Marin, 2007. Carapace with only 2 transverse white bands (counting band between the eyes) while there is an additionnal third posterior band in P. ankeri. According to A. Anker (com. pers. 2019) the 2 species are perhaps conspecific (to be checked with DNA).?

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database