Decapoda - Stenopodidea - Stenopodidae - Stenopus

Stenopus pyrsonotus Goy & Devaney, 1980

World Distribution
Indo West Pacific - Réunion, Mauritius to Hawaii, French Polynesia.
(Goy, 2023, Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos) - Hawaii, Mauritius, Réunion island, Comoro island, Ryukyu islands, Philippines, and Marquesas, 20-30 m, deepest record 129 m (Poupin et al. 2012b).

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 20-129 m

Mayotte data
Stenopus pyrsonotus - Poupin et al., 2022, Naturae, MNHN, : 139 - Mayotte, 72-80 m, photos Plantard, Konieczny, Barathieu.
Stenopus pyrsonotus - Poupin, 2022 - Determination of mesophotic Crustacea (70-90 m) around Mayotte collected during MESOMAY3 (11/12-2021), photos only, at

KWD - Mesophotic, Det OK, First for Mayotte, Cavernicolous

Stenopus pyrsonotus - Goy, 2023, Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos: 291 - Comoro islands. Grand Comore, in front of Coelacanth Grotto, Stn JEM 75-15, 20-30 m, 20 Feb. 1975, coll. J. McCosker, male (CAS 030068).

Réunion data
Stenopus pyrsonotus - Mission Poupin, avril 2008 (Réunion d'après plusieurs photographies, L. Bêche, F. Trentin). - Poupin, 2009, IRD: 54, photos Bêche, Trentin

New Caledonia data
Stenopus pyrsonotus - Juncker & Poupin (2009: 30, n°120, CRISP Report) - Profondeur : 10-87 m / Source : Poupin & Juncker, guide de terrain pour le Pacifique Sud, en préparation. - Poupin & Juncker, 2010, Field Guide South Pacific, ed. CRISP: 202.
Comment - J. Poupin August 2020; photo of S. pyrsonotus in Poupin & Juncker (2010: 203) is from Tahiti and Goy (2015, Zootaxa, Stenopodidean shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda) from New Caledonian waters) does not mention this species from NC. Therefore presence of this shrimp in NC, although probable, still remains to be confirmed.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Stenopus pyrsonotus - Debelius, 1999: 119 (Marquesas; photograph by Lionel Pozzoli; det. H. Debelius. - Unpublished sp. - coll. MUSORSTOM 9, 1997, Marquesas, probably stn DW1217, Hiva Oa, 85-87 m, prov. det. J. Poupin from photograph only. - Field observation, 2006, photograph by P. Bacchet, det. Bacchet/Poupin, Tahiti, outer slope at night. - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ2-GR, Nuku Hiva, 20-23 m, coll. Chevalonne et al., sample LC32, LC33, photo in situ T. Perez, St. MQ13-R, Tahuata, 27-35 m, coll. Starmer et al., sample LC63, St. MQ15-GR, Fatu Hiva, 28 m, sample LC133 and photo in situ T. Perez, St. MQ26-ACH1-2, Nuku Hiva, west coast, 129 m, photo COMEX in situ, no sample. - Salvat & Bacchet, 2011: 231, photo, field guide 'Au Vent des Iles Ed. Tahiti - French Polynesia, most often Society (Moorea, Tahiti).
Stenopus pyrsonotus - Chen et al., 2016, tab. 1, French Polynesia (MNHN IU-2011-8952).

Stenopus pyrsonotus - Schnabel et al., 2021, MDPI, Diversity: tab. 1, Stenopodidea sequences, MNHN-IU-2011-8952, 16S rRNA, KX086431, French Polynesia, Tahuata.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database