Chorocaris vandoverae, MARTIN & HESSLER, 1990

Martin, Joel W. & Haney, Todd A., 2005, Decapod crustaceans from hydrothermal vents and cold seeps: a review through 2005, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 145 (4), pp. 445-522: 465

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Chorocaris vandoverae
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CHOROCARIS VANDOVERAE MARTIN & HESSLER, 1990  

Type locality: Western Pacific Ocean, Mariana Back- Arc Spreading Center, Alice Springs vent field; 18°12.599′N, 144°42.431′E; 3640 m GoogleMaps   .

Known range: Pacific Ocean, Mariana Back-Arc Basin, Burke and Alice Springs vent fields, 3640 – 3660 m ( Martin & Hessler, 1990; Shank, 1997, in Desbruyères & Segonzac, 1997: 194).

Material: type locality; Alvin dive 1843; 3640 m; 4 May 1987; hand nets attached to manipulator; USNM 243946 View Materials (holotype, female). USNM 243947 View Materials (paratypes, 10 specimens), LACM 87 View Materials - 274.1 View Materials (paratypes, 7 specimens), MNHN-NA 11924 (paratypes, 10 specimens), SIO (La Jolla) (non-types, 2 specimens) ( Martin & Hessler, 1990)   .

–Burke vent field; Snail Pits and Anemone Heaven; 18°10.917– 18°10.948′N, 144°43.210– 144°43.204′E; Alvin dive 1836; 3660 m; 27 April 1987; hand nets attached to manipulator; LACM 87-273.1 (paratypes, 7 female specimens), SIO (non-types, 35 specimens) ( Martin & Hessler, 1990). –Burke vent field; Snail Pits; 18°10.948′N, 144°43.204′E; Alvin dive 1835; 3660 m; 26 April 1987; hand nets attached to manipulator; LACM 87-272.1 (non-types, 12 specimens, examined also in Martin et al., 1998b), SIO [non-types, 25 specimens (4 missing)] ( Martin & Hessler, 1990).

Alice Springs vent field; 18°10.0′N, 144°43.2′E; Alvin dive 1837; 3660 m; 28 April 1987; hand nets attached to manipulator; SIO (non-types, 10 specimens, all frozen) ( Martin & Hessler, 1990) GoogleMaps   .

Remarks: This species is typically found alongside mussels and snails of the genus Alviniconcha   ( Shank, 1997, in Desbruyères & Segonzac, 1997). Martin & Hessler (1990) noted the existence of additional specimens probably belonging to this species in the collections of R. Hessler, C. L. Van Dover, S. Ohta and the Emperor of Japan. Martin et al. (1998b) examined the carpal cleaning brush of this species in comparison with that of other vent shrimp species. The feeding biology of this species has been discussed in several papers ( Casanova et al., 1993; Segonzac et al., 1993; Gebruk et al., 2000b).

SIO

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

LACM

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile