Decapoda - Stenopodidea - Stenopodidae - Stenopus

Stenopus goyi ? Saito, Okuno & Chan, 2009

World Distribution
Saito et al. (2009: 111, Raffles Bulletin) - For S. goyi s.s. Indo-West Pacifi c and known with certainty
from Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia (Debelius, 1999), Maldives Islands and Sri Lanka. Recorded depths about 70 m and possibly to shallower depths (see Debelius, 1999). Also ?French Polynesia.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Hard bottom (rock and rubbles)

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 190-190 m

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Stenopus sp. nov. - Poupin, 1996b: 4, pl. 1d (Fangataufa, 190m; in study with J. Goy; coll. Frv Marara, fr). - Poupin, 1998: 7 (Checklist). - This remark in Saito et al., 2009: 118 - Poupin (1996) provided a colour photograph of a specimen of Stenopus species collected from Tuamotu, French Polynesia, at a depth of 190 m. The colour pattern of this Tuamotu specimen looks similar to those of S. goyi, new species, and S. zanzibaricus, particularly to the latter for the yellowish carapace and reddish antennal fl agellae. Examination of Poupin’s (1996) specimen (now heavily damaged and deposited in Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris) also showed that it is closer to S. zanzibaricus but differs from both S. goyi, new species, and S. zanzibaricus in the rostrum more upturned, cardiac spines stronger, and the third chela smooth. Moreover, the Tuamotu specimen is larger (CL 12 mm) and from deeper waters than other S. zanzibaricus reported. Whether the Tuamotu specimen represents a deeper form of S. zanzibaricus or even another new species will need more material of this form available for study. The following are revised keys to the species of Stenopus.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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