Stomatopoda - Unipeltata - Pseudosquillidae - Pseudosquilla

Pseudosquilla ciliata (Fabricius, 1787)



World Distribution
Reaka et al. (2009) - 0-189 m.
Müller (1994) - Almost pantropical, except for E-Pacific. In the W-Atlantic known from Bermuda; Bahamas; Florida; Belize; British Honduras; Nicaragua; Panamá; Cuba; Jamaica; Dominican Republic; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands; Guadeloupe; St. Eustatius; Barbuda; Antigua; Colombia (Santa Marta area: Bahía de Nenguange; Bahía de Santa Marta; Isla Aguja; Bahía de Cinto; Bahía de Chengue; Cabo de la Vela; off Bahia Honda); Venezuela; Bonaire; Curaçao; southward to Brazil; Tobago; St. Helena. - W-Africa (Cape Verde Islands: San Pedro Bay, St. Vincent; Senegal (Gorée Island, Dakar; Cap de Naze; Guinea: Iles de Los; Annobon; Sao Thomé and Principé). Indo-Pacific. - Red Sea (Gulf of Aqaba; Ghardaqa); Persian Gulf; Sri Lanka; Seychelles; Comores; Mozambique; Madagascar; (Fort Dauphin; Nosy Bé); La Réunion; Mauritius; Indonesia (Ayer Isl.); Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Australia; New Caledonia; Loyalty Islands (Uvea); Chesterfield Islands; Hawaii. Also Comoros (Mayotte), French Polynesia, Japan (Ryukyus).

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Soft bottom (mud or sand)

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-189 m

Mayotte data
Pseudosquilla ciliata - Fourmanoir, 1955 : 33 (Comores ; "Une tache noire de chaque côté du 6ème segment thoracique et du 1er segment abdominal. Cette variété doit vivre en eau profonde, nous en avons trouvé deux exemplaires dans l'estomac de Blepharis sp. qui ne s'aventure pas dans la zone intercotidale"). - Manning, 1968 : 42 (Spécimens examinés des Comores et Banc du Pracel : Bc du Pracel, 55 m, sable et vase, juin 1959, coll. A. Crosnier, 1 mâle Lt 37,8 mm, 1 femelle Lt 24,2 mm, USNM ; Anjouan, estomac d'une carangue, coll. A. Crosnier, 1 femelle 63,8 mm, MNHN ; Mayotte, 47 m, sable, coll. A. Crosnier, août 1959, 1 postlarve Lt 17,9 mm, MNHN ; Mayotte, 51 m, sable grossier, coll. A. Crosnier, 1 octobre 1959, 1 femelle Lt 20, mm, MNHN ; tous les spécimens correspondant à la "forme claire" selon Serène, 1951).

Réunion data
Squilla stytifera (sic) Lamarck. - H. Milne Edwards, 1837 (Réunion). - A. Milne-Edwards, 1862, annexe F : 16 (Réunion, coll. Maillard). - Hoffman, 1874 : 36 (Réunion). - Pseudosquilla ciliata. - Manning, 1977 : 284 (Réunion). - Moosa, 1985 : 39 (Réunion, Liste) - Ahyong, 2001 : 112 (Synonymie, distribution).

New Caledonia data
Pseudoquilla ciliata - Moosa, 1991: 169, New Caledonia lagoon, Chesterfields, 10-80 m
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Crosnier A, unpublished data.
Bathus 1 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW692 — Ahyong ST, unpublished data.
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Ahyong ST, Zoosystema 24, 2: 347-372
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Ahyong ST, unpublished data.
Lagon 12 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW952 — Ahyong ST, unpublished data.
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Ahyong ST, unpublished data.
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Ahyong ST, unpublished data.
Lifou 2000 Nouvelle Caledonie, 1418 — Ahyong ST, unpublished data.
Lifou 2000 Nouvelle Caledonie, 1475 — Ahyong ST, unpublished data.
Plouveal Nouvelle Caledonie, DW1219 — Ahyong ST, unpublished data.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Pseudosquilla ciliata - Sharp, 1893: 107, Tahiti [coll. Garett, Mus. Philadelphia]. - Nobili, 1907: 410 (Mangareva "Rikitea"). - Seurat, 1934: 61 (Mangareva). - Edmonson, 1921: 288 (Marquesas). - Chabouis L. & F., 1954: 92, unumbered fig. (French Polynesia). - Müller, 1994: 72 (Syn.). - Manning, 1995: 20, 111, pl. 20, 21, fig. 59a, 60a,b,e, 61-63 (List & syn.). - Caldwell et al., 1996: 198 (Photograph R. Caldwell 710). - Poupin, 1998: 35 (Checklist; Coll. P. Frouin, det. R.B. Manning, "Mahaena" = Tahiti MNHN STO 1958). - Ahyong, 2002: 355 (Hiva Oa, Nuku Hiva; MUSORSTOM 9 campaign, 18-62 m). - Caldwell observation, Moorea, "postlarvae in rubble, adult in burrows 0-30m, postlarvae at night light, common".

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution in Müller (1994), includes Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands; Guadeloupe.
Pseudosquilla ciliata - Brooks, 1886: 54, St Thomas [R/V Challenger, March 1873].
Pseudosquilla ciliata (Fabr) - Faxon, 1896: 165, Martinique [R/V Blake, no station, 1 sp.]. - Schmitt, 1924b: 81, Curaçao [coll. C.J. van der Horst, 1920]. - Monod, 1939: 567, Basse-Terre, drague, 15-20 m, 27/02/1936, Guadeloupe.
Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 2012
Pseudosquilla ciliata - UF31850 - Photo dSTM_0293 - Saint Martin Island, 9/4/2012
Pseudosquilla ciliata - UF31848 - Photo dSTM_0306 - Saint Martin Island, 9/4/2012

Other data
Suva 4 Fidji, DW23 — Ahyong ST, unpublished data.
Suva 4 Fidji, CP5 — Ahyong ST, unpublished data.
Suva 2 Fidji, CP65 — Ahyong ST, unpublished data.
Suva 2 Fidji, DW62 — Ahyong ST, unpublished data.
Suva 2 Fidji, CP45 — Ahyong ST, unpublished data.
Musorstom 2 Philippines, STATION — Moosa MK, Musorstom 1 & 2, 2: 367-415
Musorstom 9 Polynesie, CP1187 — Ahyong ST, Zoosystema 24, 2: 347-372
Musorstom 9 Polynesie, DW1204 — Ahyong ST, Zoosystema 24, 2: 347-372
Musorstom 9 Polynesie, DW1213 — Ahyong ST, Zoosystema 24, 2: 347-372
Musorstom 9 Polynesie, DW1186 — Ahyong ST, Zoosystema 24, 2: 347-372
Bordau 2 Tonga, CP1582 — Ahyong ST, unpublished data.

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