Decapoda - Caridea - Alpheidae - Alpheopsis

Alpheopsis chalciope De Man, 1910

World Distribution
Anker (2001 : 162) - For Alpheopsis chalciope - Indonesia, Singapor, Thailand. Alpheopsis cf. chalciope, pre-det A. Anker - Lesser Antilles (St Martin, Guadeloupe), Comoros (Mayotte).

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-59 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: ?Lesser Antilles, ICA (St Martin, Guadeloupe). 0-59 m. IWP, ?Atlantic (invasive).
Alpheopsis cf. chalciope - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 2012, pre-det. A. Anker, UF32482, photo dSTM_7268, 24/4/2012. - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012, pre-det. A. Anker MNHN 2014, MNHN-IU-2013-12071, st. GM10, 1 m, JL556; MNHN-IU-2013-12144, st. GB17, 13 m, JL899; MNHN-IU-2013-12177, st. GS06, 23 m, JL337; MNHN-IU-2013-12180, st. GS21, 14 m, JL887; MNHN-IU-2013-12264, st. GS16, 25 m.
Comment: Alpheopsis chalciope is Indo-West Pacific. Perhaps invasive in the Atlantic is these pre-det. are confirmed?

Comment(s) on data
Perhaps also present in Lesser Antilles (cf. field det. A. Anker).

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