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

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).

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Pseudosquillana richeri - Ahyong et al., 2000: 301 (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 - Unpublished specimens, Smithsonian Institute and/or U.C. Berkeley, coll.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."

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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