Decapoda - Caridea - Crangonidae - Philocheras

Philocheras spp. T. Komai in preparation

World Distribution
French Polynesia

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 90-300 m

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Philocheras sp. - Poupin, 1998: 30 (Checklist; coll. B. Richer de Forges, May 1979, det. A. Crosnier, Tubuai; 300m). - Philocheras sp. nov. 1. - Pers. com. T. Komai March 2004, material examined, Austral Islands, coll. BENTHAUS, stn DW1915, Neilson Reef, 27°03.4’S, 146°03.9’E, 120-200 m, 11.11.2002, 1 ovigerous female ** mm (MNHN-Na). - Philocheras sp. nov. 2, Pers. com. T. Komai March 2004, material examined, Austral Islands. BENTHAUS, stn DW1880, Marotiri Island, 27°55’S, 143°29.4’S, 90-94 m, 06.11.2002, 1 ovigerous female ** mm (MNHN-Na).

Comment(s) on data
Mail to T. Komai 10 Septembrer 2012. ?Pending issue ?Published. Answer: No, you did not omit my works. My work on Philocheras is still in progress. There are more than 20 undescribed species from the Indo-Pacific, but they are very small and require very careful observation. The genus could be split into several genera …

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)