Decapoda - Caridea - Palaemonidae - Dactylonia

Dactylonia ascidicola (Borradaile, 1898)



World Distribution
Fransen (2006: 716) - "The species has been recorded from the Indo-West Pacific from the Red Sea and Madagascar to Indonesia, the Philippines, New Guinea, and as far east as Guam and the Bismarck Archipelago. This is the frst record of the species from Tahiti."

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with ascidian

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-120 m

New Caledonia data
Nouvelle Caledonie, STATION — Fransen C.H.J.M., Zoosystema 28, 3: 713-746
Nouvelle Caledonie, PLG — Bruce AJ, Musorstom 15, 168: 197-267
Fransen, 2002: 284, Zool. Verh. - New Caledonia.— MNHN-Na 12889: 1 male, pocl. 1.3 mm; Neokumbi Reef, outer slope; 20-40 m, SCUBA diving; 9.iii.1987; in Ascidia sydneiensis Stimpson, 1854; coll. C. Monniot (Bruce, 1996: 241-242).

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Dactylonia ascidicola - Fransen, 2006: 716 (Tahiti. Ascidia divisa Tokioka, 1953, date & deep unknown, MNHN-Na8226).

Other data
Philippines, STATION — Fransen C.H.J.M., Zoosystema 28, 3: 713-746

Comment(s) on data
Fransen (2002, Zool. Verh.) - Host.— Black ascidian (cf. Holthuis, 1958); Ascidia spec. (present records); Ascidia empheres Sluiter, 1895 (cf. Holthuis, 1952); Ascidia sydneiensis Stimpson, 1854 (cf. Bruce, 1996); Rhopalaea crassa (Herdman, 1880) (present records). Other records are from unidentified ascidians. Although nothing about a host is mentioned in Borradaile, 1898 and 1899, he writes ‘in ascidian’ in his paper of 1917.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database