Decapoda - Anomura - Munididae - Agononida

Agononida norfocerta Poore & Andreakis, 2012

World Distribution
Poore & Andreakis (2014, Zootaxa) - PNG, Qld (Australia), New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, 02°S to 23°S, 300–1000 m (median 570 m)
(Macpherson et al., 2020, TDSB) - Papua New Guinea

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with corals (facultative)

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 300-1000 m

New Caledonia data
Agononida norfocerta Poore & Andreakis, 2012: 22, Holotype. SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC, Norfolk Ridge. 23°22.76?S 168°51.6?E, 980–1000 m, 29.11.1993 (BATHUS 3 stn CP823), MNHN IU-2011-592 (male , cl 30.7 mm). Paratypes. SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC, Norfolk Ridge. 23°19.32?S 168°0.31?E, 601–608 m, 29.11.1993 (BATHUS 3 stn DW824), MNHN IU-2008-20706(2 specimens, 16S sequences AY351066–7 and COI sequences AF283888–9 det. By E. Macpherson, 2004 as A. incerta); MNHN IU-2011-593 (male, cl 23 mm); MNHN IU-2011-594 (female, cl 29 mm); MNHN IU-2011-595 (female, cl 23 mm); IU-2011-596 (female, cl 20 mm); MNHN IU-2011-597 (female, cl 21 mm); MNHN IU-2011-598 [now NMV J62814] female, cl 27 mm).
Agononida norfocerta Poore & Andreakis, 2014: 214, Zootaxa - NEW CALEDONIA. S of Ile des Pins: 23°06'S, 167°47'E, 540–600 m (BIOCAL stn CP52), MNHN IU-2010-6106 (supermale, 30 mm), MNHN IU-2010-6107* (ovigerous female, 24 mm).

Comment(s) on data
Poore & Andreakis (2012: 27, Zootaxa) - Macpherson (1994: 478, fig. 74) recorded material from several new localities from the South Pacific, Kiribati, New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands, Chesterfield Islands at 170–720 m. His colour photo of a specimen from the Loyalty Islands shows three transverse orange bands on the meri of pereopods 1–4, and bands on the carpi and propodi of these limbs. This may be A. norfocerta.

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