Decapoda - Axiidea - Axiidae - Spongiaxius

Spongiaxius holthuisi Poore & Collins, 2010



World Distribution
Poore & Collins (2010: 623) - New Caledonia and surrounding shelf and slope, 19-25°S; 60-600 m depth

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Soft bottom (mud or sand)

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 60-600 m

New Caledonia data
Spongiaxius holthuisi Poore & Collins, 2010: 619 - Holotype. New Caledonia, Grand Récif Sud, 22°30’ S 167°12’ E, 60 m, “blocs et coraux”, B. Richer de Forges, ORSTOM stn 380, 22 Jan. 1985, MHNH Th1032 (male, cl. 9.2 mm, tl. 26 mm). Paratypes. Collected with holotype, NMV J34095 (2 ovigerous females, cl. 8.5 mm). Grand Récif Sud, New Caledonia, 22°46’ S 167°4’ E, 284 m, 23 Jan. 1985 (ORSTOMstn 397bis), Th1031 (male, cl. 7.7 mm). New Caledonia, 22°46’ S 167°20’ E, 300 m, 30 Sep. 1885 (MUSORSTOM IV stn 227), Th1024 (male cl. 8 mm); 22°51.3’ S 167°12’ E, 405-430 m, 28 Sep. 1985 (MUSORSTOM IV stn 213), Th1021 (4 males, cl. 7.0-7.5 mm); 22°53.8’ S 167°13.9’ E, 425-440 m, 28. Sep. 1985 (MUSORSTOM IV stn 214), NMV J60840 (ovigerous female, cl. 9 mm; 2 males, cl. 6 mm); 22°57.6’ S 167°33’ E, 410-440 m, 30 Sep. 1985 (MUSORSTOM IV stn 222), Th1022 (2 ovigerous females, cl. 8.3, 9.5 mm). Other material. — Numerous specimens (38 females, mostly ovigerous, cl. 4.3-10 mm; 35 males, cl. 5-9 mm) in 20 lots at MNHN from region of New Caledonia, Île des Pins, Îles Loyautés, Chesterfield-Bellona Plateau, Norfolk Ridge, 19-25°S, 230-600 m depth.

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