Decapoda - Caridea - Alpheidae - Aretopsis
(Ashrafi H., ?uriš Z & Anker A. 2021 - European Journal of Taxonomy) - Presently known only from three deep-water banks (Capel, Nova and Argo) of the Chesterfield Plateau, Coral Sea (part of New Caledonia's Exclusive Economic Zone), between New Caledonia and Queensland, Australia
Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with crustacea
Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 280-550 m
New Caledonia data
Aretopsis sandybrucei Ashrafi, ?uriš & Anker, 2021 (European Journal of Taxonomy): 44, New Caledonia, Chesterfield - Holotype - NEW CALEDONIA • ? (cl 5.31 mm); Coral Sea; Chesterfield Plateau between New Caledonia and Queensland; 25°29? S, 159°49? E; depth 360–400 m; 4 Sep. 2017; MNHN exped.; KANADEEP 1 sta. DW4941; Capel Bank; MNHN-IU-2017-2924. Paratypes - NEW CALEDONIA • 1 ovigerous ? (cl 4.95 mm); same locality for holotype; 27°07? S, 159°19? E; depth 340–550 m; 19 Sep. 2017; MNHN exped.; KANADEEP 1 sta. DW5011; Nova Bank; GenBank COI gene: MZ389775; MNHN-IU-2017-3144 • 1 ovigerous ? (cl 6.58 mm); same locality as holotype; 23°08? S, 159°31? E; depth: 280 m; 6 Sep. 2017; MNHN exped.; KANADEEP 1 stn. CP4958; Argo Bank; MNHN-IU-2017-2770.
Comment(s) on data
Probably associated with hermit crab + sea anemone - (Ashrafi H., ?uriš Z & Anker A. 2021 - European Journal of Taxonomy) - No associations were noted in the field. However, several animals from Argo Bank (stn. CP4958) were photographed immediately after pulling up and emptying the trawl into a bin, among them a female paratype of A. sandybrucei sp. Nov. (Fig. 4) and at least two species of deep-water hermit crabs of the family Paguridae (Fig. 5), including possibly a species of Diacanthurus McLaughlin & Forest, 1997 (T. Komai, pers. Comm. To AA).
References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)
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