Decapoda - Caridea - Barbouriidae - Parhippolyte

Parhippolyte misticia (Clark, 1989)

World Distribution
Debelius (2001) - IWP Arabian Sea, East Africa to Hawaii. Also French Polynesia, Marquesas (8-10 m) and Society (110-130 m).

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 8-130 m

Mayotte data
Parhippolyte misticia - Poupin et al., 2022, Naturae, MNHN, : 143. - 2018, 2019, Mayotte, In cave, Passe Bateaux, 23/02/2019, 70 m, photo G. Barathieu (Mesophotic)
KWD - Mesophotic, Det OK, First for Mayotte, Cavernicolous

Réunion data
Parhippolyte uveae - Poupin (2008, IRD Book), from photo F. Trentin. Also Mauritius, coll. & photo Clémence Gueguen, aquaculture specimen examined, deposited in MNHN. - Not P. uveae Borradaile, see comments.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Parhippolyte misticia - Unpublished sp., ?coll. & prov. Det. Paulay/Poupin, Rangiroa (from photograph, ?FLMNH-UF) (first record for FP). - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ1-GR, Nuku Hiva, 8-10 m, coll. Chevaldonne ?, sample PC2. - Parhippolyte misticia - Ditter et al. (2020, Journal of Crustacean Biology), fig. 1D, Marquesas, same as AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ1-GR, Nuku Hiva, 8-10 m.
Parhippolyte uveae - Poupin, 1996b: 6, pl. 2f (Maupiti, Raiatea; 110-130m; coll. Frv Marara, fr); 1998: 25 (Checklist). - Remark: usually this species is littoral. According to depth and color pattern it is probably P. miticia (Clarke) instead (correction May 2019). Presence of true P. uveae in French Polynesia, in anchialine ponds must still be confirmed.
Parhippolyte uveae - Ditter et al., 2020 (JCB, tab. 1) - Society Islands, French Polynesia, HBG10114/MNHN-IU-2012-1001, HBG10115/MNHN-IU-2012-1002, coll. 1991, Maupiti, 110 m, det. A.J. Bruce. These specimens are those in Poupin (1996) indicated as misidentified and being P. mistica instead.

Comment(s) on data
There is a confusion in the litterature between Parhippolyte uveae Borradaile, 1900 and Parhippolyte misticia (J. Clark, 1989). It seems that P. uveae is mostly an anchialine species in shallow waters qualified of 'sun lover' by Wear & Holthuis (1977) with a red coloration illustrated in Wear & Holthuis (1977, fig. 2-3) and also in Debelius (2001, Guide, p. 133). On the contrary P. misticia is a cave species 3-60 m (to more than 100 m, R/V Marara trap at 110-130 m) with a banded coloration illustrated in De Grave & Fransen (2011, shrimp catalog, fig. 49, Hawaii, photo J. Hoover), Hoover (1999: 234, Hawaii Guide), Debelius 2001, Guide, p. 133, Hawaii) and, erroneously under P. uveae, in Allen & Steen (1994: 142), Poupin (2009, Addendum: 133, Réunion). Both species have a wide IWP distribution.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database