Stomatopoda - Unipeltata - Pseudosquillidae - Pseudosquillana

Pseudosquillana richeri (Moosa, 1991)



World Distribution
Ahyong (2001: 115) - Widely distributed throughout the tropical Indo-West Pacific from the Red Sea, Indonesia, Australia, New Caledonia and Oceania to French Polynesia

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-120 m

Mayotte data
Pseudoquilla richeri - Ahyong et al., 2000, Raffles Bulletin: 306, Comoros, North of Mayotte Island, in front of Mtsahara (poison station, 12°40'23"S, 045°04'28"E, 6-18 m, stn RW88-15, call. R. Winterbottom, 15 Nov.1988, 1 male TL 39 mm, 3 females 16–41 mm), USNM 268582 ).

New Caledonia data
Pseudoquilla richeri Moosa, 1991: 175, fig. 5, New Caledonia, Lagoon, st. DW458, 39-40 m, 1 M, TL 27 mm, holotype (MNHN Sto1419) - Ahyong et al., 2000, Raffles Bulletin: 306, New Caledonia, Chesterfield

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Pseudosquillana richeri - Ahyong et al., 2000, Raffles Bulletin: 306 (Fakarava, Huahine, Tahiti, Tuamotu). - Ahyong, 2002: 369 (Checklist). - Unpublished specimens, Smithsonian Institute and/or U.C. Berkeley, coll. & attributed to Pseudosquillana megalophthalma (Bigelow, 1893) by C. Caldwell, Moorea, postlarvae at night light, rare (personal communication Caldwell). This postlarva has been reexamined by AHYONG (e-mail 31/01/2001) "I recently went to the USNM and reexamined the specimen reported on the list as Pseudosquillana megalophthalma. That specimen is a postlarva of Pseudosquillana richeri."

Comment(s) on data
Can be confused with Pseudosquillana megalophthalma (Bigelow, 1893), see Ahyong et al. (2000, Raffles Bulletin, key).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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