Decapoda - Caridea - Pandalidae - Plesionika

Plesionika longicauda (Rathbun, 1901)

World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 53-500 m. GMx, Carib, E Atl.

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 53-500 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and eastern Atlantic. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe, Martinique). 53-500 m. ATL.
Plesionika longicauda - Paulmier, 1993: 20, Guadeloupe, Martinique [R/V Polka, trap, 125-230 m]. - Paulmier & Gervain, 1994: 10, tab. 2, Martinique [R/V Polka, deep trap]. - Poupin, 1994: 25, Guadeloupe [R/V Polka, 400-500 m, det. A. Crosnier (MNHN)].
Plesionika longicauda - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4595, 22 June 2015, 15°58.65'N, 61°21.95'W, 211-208 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19016.
Comment: photo determination is based on rostrum aspect, color pattern and past collections off Guadeloupe. It must however be checked on specimens that 5rd abdominal pleurite has a posteroventral denticle (P. spinipes subgroup) or is rounded (P. narval subgroup, including P. longicauda).

Comment(s) on data
Type specimen is from: Pandalus longicauda Rathbun, 1901: 117; Fig. 24. [Gulf of Mexico, 28°42'30''N 85°29'W, 88 fms, 161 m], sp. from Porto Rico are from Mayaguez Harbor, 220 to 225 fathoms (402-412 m), station 6070, 2 specimens, in poor condition (?may be Plesionika aff longicauda for these one) [Rathbun, 1901: 117 - The Porto Rican examples being in poor condition, I have taken as types two examples collected by the Albatross in the Gulf of Mexico, lat. 28° 42' 30" N., long. 85° 29' W., 88 fathoms, station 2403 (U. S. Nat. Mus. No. 23568).]
Reported in this base as VGI (St Thomas, St Croix) - not retreived = error!

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