Stomatopoda - Unipeltata - Gonodactylidae - Neogonodactylus

Neogonodactylus oerstedii (Hansen, 1895)

World Distribution
Reaka et al. (2009) - 0-150 m.
Müller (1994) - Bermuda; Bahamas; central east and southern Florida and throughout Caribbean Sea. - Florida; Mexico (Quintana Roo); Belize; Netherlands Antilles; Jamaica; Haiti; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands; Panamá; Colombia (Golfo de Tumaco; Islas del Rosario; Santa Marta area: Bahía de Nenguange; Bahía de Gairaca); Guadeloupe; Dominica; St. Lucia; Grenadines; St. Eustatius; Antigua; Anguila; St. Martin; Barbuda; St. Eustatius; Nevis; Barbados; Tobago (Pigeon Point, Buccoo Reef, Little Tobago Island, east of North Point; northeast of Charlotteville, The Sisters); Aruba; Bonaire; Curaçao; Venezuela; Trinidad; Brazil.
Depth range: littory to usually less than 5m, but has been found as dee as 15 m.

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-131 m

Lesser Antilles data
Gonodactylus chiragra - Brooks, 1886: 56, St Thomas [R/V Challenger, 16-24 Mach 1873], not G. chiragra (Fabricius) = G. oerstedii Hansen, cf. Holthuis (1941: 38).
Gonodactylus oerstedii - Schmitt, 1924b: 80, Curaçao [coll. C.J. van der Horst, 1920]. - Müller, 1994: 38, Virgin Islands, Anguilla, St Martin, St Eustatius, Nevis, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St Lucia, Grenadines, Barbados, Tobago, Trinidad, Bonaire, Aruba [distribution from literature]

French Guiana and surroundings areas: Guiana, Suriname, Brazil (Amapà)
Gonodactylus oerstedii – Gomes-Corrêa, 1998: 294, Brazil Amapá [List, probably from thesis of Gomes-Corrêa (1986), not seen].
Neogonodactylus oerstedii – Lucatelli et al., 2012: 265, Brazil Amapá [2 specimens (SALD 1767A;
01º57.5’N / 47º13.5’W; 93 m) (MOUFPE 1245) 13 November 1967; 5–131 m].
Distribution/Habitat – WA; Marine; 1–131 m.
Remark – According to Manning (1961: 44): this is the most common western Atlantic stomatopod. As Hansen (1895, footnote) pointed out, the accessory carina on the telson is the only difference between this species and the widely distributed G. chiragra of the Pacific; the character, although minor, is nevertheless constant.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database