Stomatopoda - Unipeltata - Bathysquillidae - Bathysquilla

Bathysquilla microps (Manning, 1961)



World Distribution
Ahyong (2012: 18) - The tropical western Atlantic Ocean and central to western Pacific from French Polynesia, Hawaii and Tonga to the Philippines, eastern Australia and New Zealand. 660–1519 m
Manning, Kropp & Dominguez, 1990: 314, fig. 1, world distribution and new records in Caribbean Sea, Hawaii, Mariana.
Tavares & Braga de Mendonça (1997) - Brazil (750-785 m, 21°31'S, 40°07'W, 10/05/1987)

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 660-1519 m

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Bathysquilla microps - Ahyong, 2002: 349 (Eiao, MUSORSTOM 9 campaign, 660/680 m). - Ahyong, 2012: 17, Austral Isles: MNHN, 1 female (TL 86 mm), east of Rapa, 27°37.1’S, 144°15.4’W, 800–850 m, BENTHAUS
CP1891, N/O Alis, 7 Nov 2002.

Lesser Antilles data
Bathysquilla microps - Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos 2 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4618, 25 June 2015, 16°22.74'N, 60°45.86'W, 780-828 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19096.
Comment: A specimen of this species (det. Ahyong) was also photographed around Rapa Island, South Pacific. Comparison of the two shows small discrepancy in coloration and armament of telson. The geographical distribution of this cosmopolitan species is figured in Manning, Kropp & Dominguez (1990: 314, fig. 1).

Other data
Musorstom 1 Philippines, CP49 — Moosa MK, Musorstom 1 & 2, 2: 367-415
Musorstom 2 Philippines, CP55 — Moosa MK, Musorstom 1 & 2, 2: 367-415
Benthaus Polynesie, CP1891 — Crosnier A, unpublished data.
Musorstom 9 Polynesie, CP1272 — Ahyong ST, Zoosystema 24, 2: 347-372
Bordau 2 Tonga, CP1565 — Ahyong ST, unpublished data.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database