Decapoda - Achelata - Palinuridae - Puerulus

Puerulus richeri Chan, Ma & Chu, 2013



World Distribution
Chan, Ma & Chu (2013, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos) - South Pacific from Vanuatu to the Chesterfield Islands, New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands, Fiji, Wallis and Futuna Islands, Tonga, Society Islands, Tuamotu and Marquesas Islands. At depths of 210-540 m, perhaps 159-890 m as in two stations this species was collected by trawls from 159-756 m and 295-890 m. French Polynesia (Marquesas, Society, Tuamotu)

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 210-540 m

New Caledonia data
Puerulus richeri Chan, Ma & Chu, 2013, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos, n27: 225, fig. 11-12H - New Caledonia. VOLSMAR : stn DW 38, 2221.60S, 16843.10E, 420 m, 08.06.1989, 1 female cl 26.5 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-6055). SIMB 8: stn DW 187, 2318S, 16806E, 390-540 m, 31.01.1993, 1 male cl 25.8 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-6054). BATHUS 3: stn CP 847, 2302S, 16658E, 405-411 m, 01.12.1993, 1 puerulus cl 13.7 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5730). BATHUS 4: stn DW 925, 1854S, 16323E, 370-405 m, 07.08.1994, 1 male cl 40.9 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-6053). PALEO-SURPRISE: stn CP 1392, 1830S, 16303E, 370 m, 12.05.1999, 1 female cl 19.8 mm, 1 puerulus cl 15.2 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-6052). LITHIST: stn CP 2, 2337S, 16741E, 442 m, 10.08.1999, 1 male cl 17.9 mm (NTOU M01398). NORFOLK 1: stn CP 1664, 2340.340S, 16742.514E, 456 m, 20.06.2001, 1 male cl 35.7 mm (NTOU M01400). stn CP 1705, 2346.123S, 16816.927E, 400-463 m, 25.06.2001, 1 male cl 36.1 mm (NTOU M01401). stn CP 1706, 2344.424S, 16816.539E, 383-394 m, 25.06.2001, 1 male cl 44.4 mm (NTOU M01402). EBISCO: stn CP 2568, 2023S, 15841E, 411-414 m, 13.10.2005, 1 male cl 35.3 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5717). stn DW 2576, 2020S, 15843E, 390-394 m, 14.10.2005, 1 male cl 19.2 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5731). EXBODI: stn DW 3872, 2254S, 16927E, 159-756 m, 16.09.2011, 1 ovigerous female cl 51.1 mm (MNHN-IU-2011-6356). Loyalty Islands. MUSORSTOM 6: stn DW 391, 2047.35S, 16705.70E, 390 m, 13.02.1989, 1 male cl 16.5 mm (MNHN-IU-2011-6063). stn DW 392, 2047.32S, 16704.60E, 340 m, 13.02.1989, 1 male cl 17.2 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5734). stn DW 397, 2047.35S, 16705.17E, 380 m, 13.02.1989, 1 puerulus cl 14.4 mm (MNHN-IU-2011-6065). stn CP 408, 2041.10S, 16707.45E, 380 m, 15.02.1989, 1 male cl 21.2 mm (MNHN-IU-2011-6064). Chesterfield Islands. CHALCAL: stn CP 8, 1943.80S, 15835.25E, 348 m, 19.07.1984, 1 female cl 19.2 mm (MNHN-IU-2011-6051).

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
WALLIS & FUTUNA - Puerulus richeri Chan, Ma & Chu, 2013, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos, n27: 225, fig. 11-12H - Wallis and Futuna Islands. MUSORSTOM 7: stn CP 505, 1419.5S, 17804.3W, 245-400 m, 11.05.1992, 1 puerulus cl 16.1 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5736). stn DW 569, 1230.0S, 17651.2W, 300-305 m, 21.05.1992, 1 female cl 16.5 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5735). stn DW 583, 1311.1S, 17614.2W, 330-365 m, 22.05.1992, 1 male cl 17.6 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5733).
FRENCH POLYNESIA - Puerulus angulatus. - Michel, 1971: 467, tab. 3. (phyllosoma larvae only). - Poupin, 1996a: 96 (Checklist); 1996b: 14, pl. 6g (Tahuata; 320-430m; coll. Frv Marara, fr) - New material - Coll. Plessis & Richer de Forges, det. Crosnier (French Polynesia, MNHN Pa832). - Remark: Specimens identified to this species have been re-examined by Dr. T.Y. Chan who found that they in fact belong to a new species. - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ30-ACH1, Eiao, ROV, 227 m, photo in situ, no sample. All not P. angulatus but P. richeri Chan, Ma & Chu, 2013. - Puerulus richeri Chan, Ma & Chu, 2013, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos, n27: 225, fig. 11-12H - Holotype, Marquesas Islands, MUSORSTOM 9, stn DW 1201 (Hiva Oa) , 0950.6S, 13909.2W, 275-300 m, 28.08.1997, male cl 44.6 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5723). Paratypes, Marquesas Islands. MUSORSTOM 9: stn CP1176 (Nuku Hiva) , 0844.8S, 14014.5W, 260 m, 25.08.1997, 3 puerulus cl 14.7-15.7 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5720). stn DR 1199 (Hiva Oa), 0949.2S, 139.09.6W, 210-258 m, 28.08.1997, 1 puerulus cl 15.5 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-6060). stn DW 1201 (Hiva Oa), 0950.6S, 13909.2W, 275-300 m, 28.08.1997, 1 female cl 31.3 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5724). stn DW 1206 (Hiva Oa), 0951.4S, 13909.1W, 352-358 m, 28.08.1997, 1 female cl 45.5 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-6058). stn CP 1229 (Hiva Oa), 0944.3S, 13851.2W, 310-320 m, 30.08.1997, 17 males cl 16.8-43.6 mm, 2 ovigerous females cl 44.2, 52.2 mm, 10 females cl 16.2-38.6 mm, 2 puerulus cl 15.1, 15.9 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5725), 1 male cl 16.1 mm, 2 females cl 31.1, 48.9 mm (NTOU M01399). stn CP 1268 (Eiao), 0755.8S, 14042.6W, 285-320 m, 04.09.1997, 1 puerulus cl 15.8 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-6062). stn CP 1269 (Eiao), 0756.3S, 14043.3W, 420-430 m, 04.09.1997, 1 puerulus cl 15.6 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-6061). SMCB (Service Mixte de Contrle Biologique): stn CAS 295 , 0954.3S, 13908.1W, 320 m, 31.08.1990, 2 males cl 44.0, 52.5 mm, 1 female cl 42.6 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5722). stn CAS 299, 0954.5S, 13908.2W, 350 m, 01.09.1990, 1 male cl 49.5 mm (MNHNIU- 2010-6057). stn CAS 376 (Tahuata), 0955.7S, 13908.3W, 430 m, 29.01.1991, 1 male cl 41.7 mm, 1 female cl 48.7 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-6056). - Other material - Tuamotu and Society Islands. TARASOC: stn CP 3386, 1542S, 14654W (Tuamotu off Kaukura), 400-440 m, 05.05.2009, 4 males cl 19.2-21.8 mm, 7 females cl 19.6-23.5 mm, 1 puerulus cl 15.2 mm (MNHN-IU-2011-4008), 1 female cl 22.7 mm (MNHN-IU-2011-5572), 1 female cl 22.9 mm (MNHN-IU-2011-5573). stn DW 3441, 1643S, 15126W (Society, off Tahaa, Raiatea), 350-360 m, 15.10.2009, 1 female cl 24.6 mm (MNHN-IU-2011-3729). Tahiti. Port Phaeton : 210 m, 28.03.1979, 1 female cl 56.4 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-6205).

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