Decapoda - Stenopodidea - Spongicolidae - Spongicola

Spongicola andamanicus Alcock, 1901



World Distribution
Saito & Komai (2008, Zoosystema: 98) - This species is widely distributed in the Indo-West Pacific: Hawaii, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Fiji Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands, Australia and Madagascar, 124-815 m

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with sponges

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 124-815 m

New Caledonia data
Spongicola andamanicus - Saito & Komai (2008, Zoosystema: 98) - New Caledonia. BIOCAL, stn CP 52, 23°05.79’S, 167°46.54’E, 540-600 m, 31.VIII.1985, 1 M 4.2 mm, 1 ovig. F 5.0 mm (MNHN-Na 11979). — Stn DW 66, 24°55.43’S, 168°21.67’E, 505-515 m, 3.IX.1985, 1 F 2.7 mm (MNHN-Na 11983). — Stn DW 83, 20°35.07’S, 166°53.99’E, 460 m, 6.IX.1985, associated with Pheronema sp., 1 M 2.6 mm, 1 ovig. F 6.3 mm (MNHN-Na 11981). MUSORSTOM 4, stn CP 172, 19°01.20’S, 163°20’E, 275-330 m, 17.IX.1985, 1 F 2.6 mm (MNHN-Na 11973). — Stn CP 180, 18°56.8’S, 163°17.7’E, 440 m, 18.IX.1985, 1 ovig. F 4.2 mm (MNHN-Na 11976), ovig. F 3.8 mm (MNHN-Na 11972). — Stn CP 214, 22°53.8’S, 167°13.9’E, 425-440 m, 28.IX.1985, 1 juv. 1.6 mm (MNHN-Na 11969). — Stn 216, 22°59.5’S, 167°22.0’E, 490-515 m, 29.IX.1985, 1 M 3.8 mm (MNHN-Na 11975). — Stn CP 238, 22°13.0’S, 167°14.0’E, 500-510 m, 02.X.1986, 1 M 5.2 mm (MNHN-Na 11977). MUSORSTOM 5, stn DW 339, 19°53.40’S, 158°37.90’E, 380-395 m, 16.X.1986, 1 F 4.0 mm (MNHN-Na 11978). — Stn DW 348, 19°36.00’S, 158°31.70’E, 260 m, 17.X.1986, 1 F 1.8 mm (MNHN-Na 11980). CHALCAL 2, stn DW 76, 23°40.50’S, 167°45.20’E, 470 m, 30.X.1986, 1 ovig. F 4.9 mm, 1 F 3.6 mm (MNHN-Na 11971). — Stn DW 77, 23°38.35’S, 167°42.68’E, 435 m, 30.X.1986, 1 ovig. F 4.2 mm (MNHN-Na 11968). CALSUB, dive 18, SW of Isle of Pines, 22°46’S, 167°20’E, 200-300 m, 9.III.1989, 1 ovig. F 2.4 mm (MNHN-Na 11970). SMIB 8, stn DW 146, 514-522 m, 27.I.1993, 1 M 2.5 mm (MNHN-Na 16279). — Stn DW 178, E of Jumeau Bank, 400 m, 30.I.1993, 1 F 2.7 mm (MNHN-Na 16280). BATHUS 3, stn CP 811, Norfolk Ridge, 23°41.42’S, 168°15.50’E, 383-408m, 28.XI.1993, 1 M 3.2 mm (MNHN-Na 16281). — Stn DW 817, Norfolk Ridge, 23°42.38’S, 168°15.51’E, 405-410 m, 28.XI.1993, 1 M 3.1 mm, 1 ovig. F 3.5 mm (MNHN-Na 16282). — Stn CP 818, Norfolk Ridge, 23°43.89’S, 168°16.32’E, 394-401 m, 28.XI.1993, 1 M 3.0 mm, 1 ovig. F 3.5 mm (MNHN-Na 16283). — Stn CP 833, Norfolk Ridge, 23°02.75’S, 166°58.23’E, 441-444 m, 30.XI.1993, 2 ovig. ? F 3.3, 3.8 mm, 1 spec. (damaged) (MNHN-Na 16284). — Stn CP 846, Norfolk Ridge, 23°02.90’S, 166°57.97’E, 500-514 m, 1.XII.1993, 1 ovig. F 4.1 mm (MNHN-Na 16285). LITHIST, stn DW 04, Bank Stylaster, 23°38.4’S, 167°43.1’E, 419-440 m, 10.VIII.1999, 1 ovig. F 3.9 mm (MNHN-Na 16286). Loyalty Islands. MUSORSTOM 6, stn DW 391, 20°47.35’S, 167°05.70’E, 390 m, 13.II.1989, 3 ovig. ? F 2.0-2.9 mm (MNHN-Na 16351). — Stn DW 406, 20°40.65’S, 167°06.8’E, 373 m, 15.II.1989, 1 M 1.9 mm, 1 ovig. F 2.7 mm (MNHN-Na 11962). — Stn DW 487, 21°23.30’S, 167°46.40’E, 500 m, 23.II.1989, 1 F 2.5 mm (MNHN-Na 16278). LIFOU 2000, stn CP 02, 430-480 m, 24.XI.2000, 1 F 2.7 mm (MNHN-Na 16287).
Spongicola andamanicus - Goy, 2015, Zootaxa: 306, 11975).—MUSORSTOM 4, stn CP238, 22°13.0’S, 167°14.0’E, 500–510 m, 2.X.1986, 1 male (MNHN-Na
11977).—MUSORSTOM 5, stn DW339, 19°53.40’S, 158°37.90’E, 390–395 m, 16.X.1986, 1 female (MNHN-Na
11978).—MUSORSTOM 5, stn 348, 19°36.00’S, 158°31.70’E, 260 m, 17.X.1986, 1 female (MNHN-Na
11980).—CHACAL 2, stn DW76, 23°40.50’S, 167°45.20’E, 470 m, 30.X.1986, 2 females (1 ov.) (MNHN-Na
11971).—CHACAL 2, stn DW77, 23°38.35’S, 167°42.68’E, 435 m, 30.X.1986, 1 female ov. (MNHN-Na
11968).—CALSUB , dive 18, SW of Isle of Pines, 22°46’S, 167°20E’, 20–300 m, 9.III.1989. 1 female ov.
(MNHN-NA 19970).—Loyalty Islands. MUSORSTOM 6, stn DW391, 20°47.35’S, 167°05.70’E, 390 m,
13.II.1989, 3 females ov. (MNHN-NA 16351).—MUSORSTOM 6, stn 406, 20°40.65’S, 167°06.80’E, 373 m,
15.II.1989, 1 male, 1 female ov. (MNHN-Na 11962).—MUSORSTOM 6, stn DW 487, 21°23.30’S, 167°46.40’E,
500 m, 23.II.1989, 1 female (MNHN-Na 16278).

Comment(s) on data
Symbiont of deep-water hexactinellid sponges (Pheronema sp.), living in the atrium of hosts

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