Decapoda - Anomura - Munididae - Agononida

Agononida polycerta Poore & Andreakis, 2014



World Distribution
Macpherson (2013: 292, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos) - French Polynesia only, 587-737 m. - Poore & Andreakis (2014, Zootaxa). - French Polynesia, 460–737 m (median 646 m) depth

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 460-737 m

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Agononida aff. incerta - Macpherson (2013: 292, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos) - French Polynesia. TARASOC: Tarava seamounts, stn CP 3303 (Mont Punu Taipu), 587-704 m, 1 male 13.9 mm, 2 females 11.3, 13.1 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-6159). – stn CP 3306 (Mont Punu Taipu), no depth recorded, 1 male 16.3 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-6158) . – Tuamotu Archipelago, stn CP 3375 (Kaukura), 460- 647 m, 1 female 19.4 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-6093). – stn CP 3376 (Kaukura), 646-737 m, 8 males 21.3-31.5 mm, 11 females 18.3-29.4 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-6157, 6089, 6090, 6091, 6092, 6094, 6095, 6096). - Agononida polycerta Poore & Andreakis, 2014: 215, same spp. - Holotype. FRENCH POLYNESIA. Tuamotu group, Kaukura Atoll: 15°41'S, 146°54'W, 646–737 m (TARASOC stn CP3376), MNHN IU-2010-6095* (male, 32 mm) Paratypes. FRENCH POLYNESIA. Collected with holotype: MNHN IU-2010-6157 (4 males, 20–28 mm; 9 females, 21–26 mm), MNHN IU-2010-6094* (male, 28 mm), MNHN IU-2010-6092* (female, 25 mm), MNHN IU-2010-6089* (supermale, 32 mm), MNHN IU-2010-6090* (female, 29 mm), MNHN IU-2010-6091* (male, 28 mm), MNHN IU-2010-6096* (male, 14 mm). Tuamotu group, Kaukura Atoll: 15°39'S, 146°54'W, 460–647 m (TARASOC stn CP3375), MNHN IU-2010-6093 (female, 22 mm). Punu Taipu Guyot: 19°17'S, 150°59'W,(TARASOC stn CP3306), MNHN IU-2010-6158 (male, 18 mm); 19°15'S, 150°56'W, 587 –704 m (TARASOC stn CP3303), MNHN IU-2010-6159 (2 females, 14 mm).

Comment(s) on data
Macpherson (2013: 292, TDB) - REMARKS — In a recent revision of the Agononida incerta complex (Poore & Andreakis, 2012) four new species were described. Molecular tools and some slight morphological characters can differentiate these species. The material collected in French Polynesia belongs to this complex and it is under study by G. C. B. Poore and N. Andreakis

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