Decapoda - Caridea - Palaemonidae - Tuleariocaris

Tuleariocaris holthuisi Hipeau-Jacquotte, 1965



World Distribution
Marin & Anker (2009, Crustaceana) - The echinoid-associated pontoniine shrimp, Tuleariocaris holthuisi Hipeau-Jacquotte, 1965 is a widely distributed species known from the east coast of Africa (Hipeau-Jacquotte, 1965; Bruce, 1982), the north-east coast of Australia (Bruce, 1990), Tahiti (J. Poupin, pers. comm.) and Hawaii (Castro, 1971; Hoover, 1998), as well as from the Gulf of California (Wicksten & Hernández, 2000) ... Herein, we report an ovigerous female of Tuleariocaris holthuisi found in the Coiba National Park on the Pacific coast of Panama, confirming its presence in the eastern Pacific and significantly increasing the known range of the species.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with echinoderms

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-2 m

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Tuleariocaris cf. holthuisi - Field observation, 2006, photograph by P. Bacchet (first record), prov. det. Bacchet/Poupin/Fransen, Tahiti, lagoon 2 m, in sea urchin (genus Diadema). - Salvat & Bacchet, 2011: 234, photo, field guide 'Au Vent des Iles Ed. Tahiti - French Polynesia, most often Society (Moorea, Tahiti).

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (?Martinique). 1-2 m. IP.
Tuleariocaris aff. holthuisi - Martinique, groupe BIOSPHERES, 2015, coll. R. Ferry (photo n°69), det. Poupin [Color pattern like T. holthuisi, a species with large distribution in the IP but stil not reported from the Atlantic].

Comment(s) on data
Hosts: black sea urchin, Diadema mexicanum, and Astropyga radiata (Leske, 1778), Echinothrix diadema (Linnaeus, 1758), Stomopneustes variolaris (Lamarck, 1816), and Echinometra mathaei (De Blainville, 1825) (see Bruce, 1982).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database