Decapoda - Caridea - Alpheidae - Alpheopsis

Alpheopsis chalciope De Man, 1910

World Distribution
Anker et al. (2016: 13) : 3-25 m to 130 m. Disjunct Indo-West Pacific and Western Atlantic. Western Atlantic: southern Gulf of Mexico: Alacranes Reef; Belize: Carrie Bow Cay; Honduras: Utila; French Antilles: Saint Martin; Brazil: continental shelf off Espírito Santo, Vitória-Trindade Seamount Chain (present study). Indo-West Pacific: Indonesia; Singapore; Philippines; Thailand (de Man 1911; Banner & Banner 1966; Johnson 1976; present study). Also Comoros (Mayotte) from this database.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 3-130 m

Mayotte data
Alpheopsis cf. chalciope - Mission KUW, novembre 2009, st. 12, Récif La Prévoyante, 6-11 m, 1 femelle ov. Lc 2,8 mm, MNHN Na17641 ; st. 27, Ilot Mbouzi, patate Sud-Est, 4-20 m, 1 femelle ov. Lc 3,5 mm, MNHN Na17642, photo ; dét. A. Anker.

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (St Martin, Guadeloupe). 3-25 m to 130 m. IWP-WA (?Invasive).
Alpheopsis chalciope sensu lato - Anker et al., 2016: 12, St Martin [From Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 2012, UF32482, photo dSTM_7268, 24/4/2012].
Alpheopsis chalciope sensu lato - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012, det. A. Anker MNHN 2014, MNHN-IU-2013-12071, st. GM10, 1 m; MNHN-IU-2013-12144, st. GB17, 13 m; MNHN-IU-2013-12177, st. GS06, 23 m; MNHN-IU-2013-12180, st. GS21, 14 m; MNHN-IU-2013-12264, st. GS16, 25 m.
Comment: Alpheopsis chalciope sensu lato has a ‘disjunct’ distribution in IWP and WA (see Anker et al., 2016).

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