Decapoda - Axiidea - Callianassidae - Callianassa

Callianassa caledonica Ngoc-Ho, 1991

World Distribution
New Caledonia

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 21-21 m

New Caledonia data
Lagon 11 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW875 — Ngoc Ho N, Etudes & Theses 1.

Comment(s) on data
Status of this species needs to be clarified. According to Ngoc-Ho personal communication (December 6, 2010): Sakai (1999: 37) synonymised C. caledonica with C. amboinae (Bate, 1888). But in Sakai 2002: 506 (Callianassidae in the Andaman Sea, Thailand, under C. tonkinae Grebenjuk, 1975: Remarks), he stated: " C. caledonica Ngoc-Ho 1991 is a synonym of the present species because ........C. caledonica was synonymised in error by Sakai (1999: 37) as C. amboinae (Bate, 1888). Nevertheless, in Sakai, 2005: 68, C. caledonica is still listed under C. amboinae, I suppose this is a mistake. See also Dworschak (2007) very critical review of Sakai, K. 2005. Callianassoidea of the world.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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