Stomatopoda - Unipeltata - Pseudosquillidae - Pseudosquillisma
Ahyong (2014: 251, The Raffles Bulletin) - Widely distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from the western Indian Ocean to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Western Australia, Indonesia, the South China Sea, Japan, Samoa, Tonga and French Polynesia; shallow subtidal to at least 24 m. This species was formerly reported in the IWP under P. oculata (Brullé).
Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Hard bottom (rock and rubbles)
Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-24 m
Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
EASTER ISLAND - Pseudosquilla oculata. - DiSalvo et al., 1988: 458 (Easter Island, scuba dives 15-60m; det. unknown "The Stomatopod Pseudosquilla oculata (Brullé) (described as P. oxyrhyncha by Gravier 1936) was collected fro cryptic habitats"). - Pseudosquillisma oculata - Manning, 1995: 110 (ref. to Cappola & Manning, 1995) for new Pseudosquillisma genus). - Remark: it is unclear with DiSalvo et al. work if Gravier specimens of Raoulserena oxyrhyncha have been re-identified in Paris Muséum. Also, S. Ahyong made the following comment (e-mail, 02 Feb. 2001) "It (Raoulserenea oxyrhyncha) is very similar to Pseudosquillisma oculata, so the records of these species from Easter Island require verification. They could be either or even referable to two other species." - FRENCH POLYNESIA - Pseudosquilla oculata - Kemp, 1913: 102 (Society Islands). - Odhner, 1923: not seen (in Ahyong, 2002). - Müller, 1994: 76 (Syn.). - Pseudosquillisma oculata - Cappola & Manning, 1995: 285 (New combination). - Manning, 1995: 21 (List). - Poupin, 1998: 35 (Checklist). - Ahyong, 2002: 369 (Checklist). - Not Pseudosquilla oculata - Heller, 1865: 124 (see under P. ornata).
Pseudosquillisma tweediei Ahyong, 2014: 249, synonymy and specimens from French Polynesia - FRENCH POLYNESIA: SMNH 42397, 1 male (TL 32 mm), Moorea, Tahiti, Society Islands, coll.Eugenie Expedition; USNM 307175, 1 female (TL 27 mm), Society Islands, 17°28’38”S, 149°45’E, 9.1–13.7 m, stn. RW 89-28, coll. R. Winterbottom, 12 December 1989; USNM 307180, 1 female (TL 34 mm), Society Islands, 17°29’13”S, 149°45’49”E, 18.3–24.4 m, stn. RW 89-41, coll. R. Winterbottom, 17 December 1989; UF18552, 1 male
(TL 30 mm), Mekemo, Tuamotu Islands, reef flat, coll. P. Bacchet & J. Letourneaux, April 2009.
Comment(s) on data
See Ahyong (2014: 250, The Raffles Bulletin) - Pseudosquillisma oculata (Brullé, 1837) (type locality: Canary Islands) has long been attributed an almost cosmopolitan distribution throughout the tropical Pacific, Indian and Atlantic oceans, although regional differences have been recognised (Schmitt, 1940; Manning, 1969; Ahyong, 2001) … P. oculata sensu stricto is restricted to the Atlantic Ocean and that the Indo-West Pacific form is referrable to a separate species, herein named Pseudosquillisma tweediei.
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