Decapoda - Caridea - Pandalidae - Plesionika

Plesionika laevis (A. Milne-Edwards, 1883)



World Distribution
Poupin (1994, Etudes & Thèses) - Western Atlantic. Cuba, Lesser Antilles (St Croix, Guadeloupe, Martinique), St Ktts & Nevis. 270-600 m, mostly around 500 m.

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 270-600 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Cuba and Lesser Antilles, VGI (St Croix), ICA (Guadeloupe, Martinique). 270-600 m, mostly around 500 m (Poupin, 1994).
Heterocarpus laevis A. Milne-Edwards, 1883, pl. 28, Martinique [R/V Blake, 169 brasses]. - Bullis & Thomson, 1965: 8, off Saba [R/V Oregon, st. 2637, 17°37'N, 63°36'W]. - Kensley & Tobias, 1985: 237, St Croix.
Plesionika laevis - Paulmier, 1993: 18, Guadeloupe, Martinique [Trap 270-600 m]. - Paulmier & Gervain, 1994: 10, tab. 2, Martinique [R/V Polka, deep trap]. - Poupin, 1994: 24, Guadeloupe [R/V Polka, 460-600 m, det. A. Crosnier (MNHN)]. - Gervain et al., 2002: 31, Guadeloupe [R/V Polka, trap 470-572 m].
Plesionika laevis - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4512, 8 June 2015, 16°12.57'N, 61°53.54'W, 532-409 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18782, st. CP4524, 10 June 2015, 16°30.17'N, 61°42.4'W, 550-500 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18790; st. CP4643, 28 June 2015, 15°44.98'N, 61°11.07'W, 609-611 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19156.
Comment: color pattern and morpholofy of this species are almost similar to sibling species in central Pacific, Plesionika fenneri Crosnier, 1986 (J. Poupin pers. obs. in Guadeloupe and French Polynesia).

Comment(s) on data
This is a sibling species of Plesionika fenneri Crosnier, 1986 in Central Pacific.

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