Decapoda - Stenopodidea - Spongicolidae - Spongicola

Spongicola sp. nov. Komai submitted to Species Diversity, 2014



World Distribution
Komai (submitted 2014, Species Diversity) - Known only from the type locality, between Raiatea and Tahaa, French Polynesia, 650–800 m. No information on the host was available

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with sponges

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 650-800 m

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Spongicola sp. nov. Komai submitted to Species Diversity, 2014 - Holotype: male (cl 5.2 mm), TARASOC, stn DW 3440, between Raiatea and Tahaa, Society Archipelago, French Polynesia, 16°40’S, 151°25’W, 650–800 m, 16 October 2009, MNHN-IU-2011-5119.

Comment(s) on data
Perhaps associated with deep-water sponges, chiefly hexactinellids, living in atrium of host as a heterosexual pair.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database