Decapoda - Caridea - Palaemonidae - Cuapetes

Cuapetes platycheles (Holthuis, 1952)



World Distribution
Bruce (2004, Zootaxa) - Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, China, Japan, Queensland, Caroline Is. 3-57 m.
Perhaps also (det. from photo only, J. Poupin), New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Western Indian Ocean, Mayotte, Réunion to 80-90 m.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 3-85 m

Mayotte data
Cuapetes ?platycheles - Poupin et al., 2021, Naturae in prep. - Mayotte, 16/12/2018, Piste Ski, 80-90 m, photo G. Barathieu
KWD - Mesophotic, Det uncertain, First for Mayotte, Deepest record

Réunion data
Periclimenes ?platycheles - Réunion, Photo A. Diringer, octobre 2009, Cap Houssaye.

New Caledonia data
Kemponia ?platycheles - Juncker & Poupin, 2009: 35, New Caledonia, Profondeur : 1-10 m / Source : this database fron photo only.

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Salvat & Bacchet (2011, guide : 233) - Cuapetes ?elegans = perhaps Cuapetes ?platycheles - French Polynesia, Tahiti, photo P. Bacchet. Shape of chelae and color of ocular peduncle match more that species than P. ?tenuipes (J. Poupin Septembre 2020).

Comment(s) on data
May be confused with Cuapetes tenuipes (Borradaile, 1898) (as in Mayotte, rectified by X. Li in MNHN). The 2 spp. illustrated in color in Minemizu (2000 : 47)

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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