Decapoda - Dendrobranchiata - Aristeidae - Aristaeopsis

Aristaeopsis edwardsiana (Johnson, 1867)



World Distribution
Worldwide. Eastern and western Atlantic. Indo-west Pacific, 275-1850 m. - French Guiana, Lesser Antilles ICA (Nevis, Guadeloupe), Réunion, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Marquesas (Eiao, Nuku Hiva, Ua Pou, Fatu Hiva)

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Pelagic or bathypelagic

Vertical range : Pelagic or bathypelagic - Min-Max observed: 275-1850 m

Réunion data
Aristaeopsis edwardsiana - Réunion, Pascal Briand photo, fishing boad 'Let's go', 1000-1200 m, communication A. Barrère July 2013, det. J. Poupin, based on shape of rostrum as illustrated in Crosnier & Forest (ORSTOM, Faune Tropicale, 1973: 295, fig. 99 a, c, e). Affiliated species Plesiopenaeus armatus (Spence Bate, 1881), Austropenaeus nitidus (Barnard, 1947)

New Caledonia data
Biocal Nouvelle Caledonie, CP32 — Crosnier A, unpublished data.
Halipro 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, BT76 — Crosnier A, unpublished data.
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Crosnier A, unpublished data.
Biocal Nouvelle Caledonie, CP75 — Crosnier A, unpublished data.
Musorstom 5 Nouvelle Caledonie, CC384.
Musorstom 5 Nouvelle Caledonie, CP324.
Musorstom 5 Nouvelle Caledonie, CP364.
Bathus 1 Nouvelle Caledonie, CP709.
Musorstom 5 Nouvelle Caledonie, CC365.
Musorstom 5 Nouvelle Caledonie, CC366.
Musorstom 5 Nouvelle Caledonie, CC367.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Aristaeopsis edwardsiana - Unpublished specimens, MNHN - Coll. Frv Alis, MUSORSTOM 9, det. A. Crosnier (Eiao, Nuku Hiva, Ua Pou) : Ua Pou (st. 1270, 497-508 m: 4 females; st. 1271, 600 m: 1 male; st. 1272, 660-680 m: 1 male); Eiao (st. 1276, 800-805 m: 8 juv.); Nuku Hiva (st. 1303, 705-794 m : 1 male, 1 female ; st. 1307, 708-738 m: 1 male). - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ14-ACH3, Fatu Hiva, ROV, 524 m, photo COMEX in situ, no sample.
Aristaeopsis edwardsiana - TARASOC 2009, st. CP3438, 638-700 m, between Raiatea & Tahaa - Paris MNHN-IU-2011-3997
Aristaeopsis edwardsiana - TARASOC 2009, st. CP3449, 780-780 m, Tahaa - Paris MNHN-IU-2011-4050

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Eastern and western Atlantic. Indo-west Pacific (Poupin, 1994). Lesser Antilles ICA (Nevis, Guadeloupe), IOV (Aruba). 275-1850, mostly 400-900 m. Pantropical.
Plesiopenaeus edwardsianus - A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1909: 200, Nevis [356 brasses, 651 m]. - Rodríguez, 1980: 50, off Aruba [899 m]. - Poupin, 1994: 19 - Guadeloupe [R/V Polka, st. GC14, 750 m, 1 sp. 48.5 mm, poorly preserved, MNHN, det. A. Crosnier]. - Pérez Farfante & Kensley, 1997: 37, Guadeloupe [Drawing of 1 female, cl 54 mm, Guadeloupe Passage].
Aristaeopsis edwardsiana - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4513, 8 June 2015, 16°12.58'N, 61°53.14'W, 644-406 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18773, 18775, st. CP4522, 9 June 2015, 16°37.6'N, 61°48.3'W, 716-650 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18810; st. CP4617, 25 June 2015, 16°20.98'N, 60°44.95'W, 874-830 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19086; st. CP4619, 25 June 2015, 16°20.98'N, 60°45.96'W, 774-643 m [no MNHN-IU, photo to illustrate variation of rostrum length].
Comment: on photos this species can be confused with Aristeus antillensis. Determinations proposed here are mostly based on the bright red color of this species while Aristeus antillensis appears paler, and distodorsal margin of 3rd abdominal tergite with a spine while it without tooth in A. antillensis (cf. Crosnier & Forest, 1973: 291, tab. 8).

Wallis & Futuna data
Musorstom 7 Wallis & Futuna, CP562 #Crosnier A, Musorstom 12, 161: 367-373

Other data
Musorstom 8 Vanuatu, CC1034 — Crosnier A, unpublished data.
Musorstom 8 Vanuatu, CC996 — Crosnier A, unpublished data.
Musorstom 8 Vanuatu, CP992 — Crosnier A, unpublished data.

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