Decapoda - Caridea - Palaemonidae - Cuapetes

Cuapetes grandis (Stimpson, 1860)



World Distribution
Li & Bruce (2006) - Type locality: Amami O Shima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Also known from Egypt, Israel, Djibouti, Aden, Kenya, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Mozambique, Comoro Islands, Madagascar, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Burma, Malaya, Singapore, Japan, Indonesia, Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland), New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands, Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, and Fiji. Also French Polynesia (Austral, Marquesas, Tuamotu, 0-24 m.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with corals (facultative)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-24 m

Mayotte data
Periclimenes grandis - Bruce, 1971 : 6 (Coll. Anton Bruun, Mounimeri, Zaoudzi, Mayotte, Comores, 23 novembre 1964, 1 femelle ovigère). - Bruce, 1976 : 6 (Comores dans la distribution avec indication que cette espèce a parfois été confondu avec P. lutescens). - Bruce, 1978 : 217 (Glorieuses, coll. A. Crosnier 30 janvier 1971, 1 femelle ovigère, intertidal dans des flaques d'eau). - Cuapetes grandis - Okuno, 2009 : 68 (Nouvelle combinaison générique). - Cuapetes grandis. Expedition Glorieuses December 2012, st. BIO 37, Ile Lys.

New Caledonia data
Exp. Montrouzier Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Li X. & Bruce A.J., Journal of Natural History 40, 11,12: 611-738
Lifou 2000 Nouvelle Caledonie, 1421 — Li X. & Bruce A.J., Journal of Natural History 40, 11,12: 611-738
Exp. Montrouzier Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Li X. & Bruce A.J., Journal of Natural History 40, 11,12: 611-738

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
WALLIS & FUTUNA - Kemponia grandis - Fieldwork Poupin & Juncker, st. 3, Futuna, det. Li (MNHN). - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Periclimenes grandis - Poupin, 1998: 16 (Checklist; coll. Frv Marara, April-May 1997, det. A.J. Bruce, Fangataufa MNHN Na13414, Moruroa MNHN Na13407; in coral Pocillopora). - Fransen, 1994: 151 ("Free-living"). - Kemponia grandis - Bruce, 2004: 16 (Comb. Nov.) - Relevant material - ? Anchistia danae Stimpson, 1860 : 41 [108] (Tahiti; cf. remark). - Remark: Concerning Anchistia danae Stimpson, Bruce, personal communication, has the following remark: "The type material of Stimpson's species is long gone and I do not think that the question of this species can now ever be resolved. It probably is a Periclimenes, at least. It is probably a well known species under some other name, possibly one of the P. grandis group (Kemp, 1922: 138). It lacked both second pereiopods and the ambulatory pereiopods, so is not really worth wasting further time on. The sooner it is completely forgotten the better..." - Li, 2008: 215 (Marquesas Is. Ua Huka, south coast of Hiniaehi Bay, MUSORSTOM 9, malacologists, stn 32, 8°56.10’S, 139°32.70’W, 12-17 m, sand, detritus with algae, coll. Cosel, Tröndlé & Tardy, X.1997, 1 M, MNHN-Na 15472; Austral Is. Rapa I., Hiri Bay, BENTHAUS Expedition, malacologist fieldwork, stn 9, 27°37.3’S, 144°22.2’W, 3-24 m, corals, 6.XI.2002, 1 ovig. F (MNHN-Na 15470). Vavai, BENTHAUS, malacologist fieldwork, stn 32, 27°35.8’-27°35.0’S, 144°23.0’-144°22.7’W, 15-20 m, corals, 18-23.XI.2002, 1 M, 1 ovig. F, MNHN-Na 15466).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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