Spongicola levigatus Hayashi & Ogawa, 1987,

Goy, Joseph W., 2015, Stenopodidean shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda) from New Caledonian waters, Zootaxa 4044 (3), pp. 301-344: 307-310

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4044.3.1

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5469806

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Spongicola levigatus Hayashi & Ogawa, 1987
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Spongicola levigatus Hayashi & Ogawa, 1987 

( Figs. 7View FIGURE 7, 8View FIGURE 8)

Spongicola levigata Hayashi & Ogama, 1987: 367  .— Saito & Takeda, 2003: 120.

Spongicola levigatus  . — Saito & Komai, 2008: 87.— Goy, 2010: 217.— De Grave & Fransen, 2011: 251.

Material examined. New Caledonia. BIOCAL, stn DW83, 20° 35.07 ’S, 166 ° 53.99 ’E, 460 m, 6.IX.1985, 1 male, 2 females (1 ov.) in Pheronema semiglobosum  (MNHN-Na 11981).—MUSORSTOM 4, stn CP214, 22° 53.80 ’S, 167 ° 13.90 ’E, 425–440 m, 28.IX.1985, 3 males, 11 females (8 ov.) in Pheronema semiglobosum  with alpheids (MNHN-NA 11987).—MUSORSTOM 4, stn CP213, 22° 51.3 ’S, 167 ° 12 ’E, 405–430 m, 28.IX.1985, 4 males, 8 females (5 ov.) in Pheronema semiglobosum  ( USNM 256955).—MUSORSTOM 4, stn DW230, 22° 52.50 ’S, 167 ° 11.80 ’E, 390–420 m, 30.IX.1985, 1 male, 2 females ov. in Pheronema semiglobosum  (MNHN-Na 11985).— MUSORSTOM 4, stn, DW230, 22° 52.5 ’S, 167 ° 11.8 ’E, 390–420 m, 30.IX.1985, 3 females (1 ov.) in Pheronema semiglobosum  (MNHN-Na 11974).—BIOGEOCAL, stn DW307, 20° 35.38 ’S, 166 ° 55.24 ’E, 470–480 m, 1 female (MNHN-Na 11961).— Loyalty Islands. MUSORSTOM 6, stn DW391, 20° 47.35 ’S, 167 °05.70’E, 390 m, 13.II.1989, 4 males, 6 females (5 ov.) (MNHN-Na 16311).—MUSORSTOM 6, stn DW406, 20° 40.65 ’S, 167 °06.80’E, 373 m, 15.II.1989, 2 males, 1 female ov. (MNHN-NA 11963).—MUSORSTOM 6, stn DW487, 21° 23.30 ’S, 167 ° 46.40 ’E, 500 m, 23.II.1989, 2 females ov. in Pheronema semiglobosum  (MNHN-NA 11965).

Measurements (mm). Females, PCL: 2.3 –6.0; RCL: 3.0– 7.3; TL: 8.9–18.8. Males, PCL: 2.5–4.9; RCL: 2.7 – 6.0; TL: 9.0– 16.3. Eggs are few in number (7–169) early developmental eggs measured on average 0.75 × 0.80 mm; eggs in late stage of development were 0.81 × 0.95 mm on average.

Distribution. Japan, Indonesia, Tonga, New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands, Australia, and Wallis and Futuna Islands (see Remarks).

Coloration. Unknown.

Hosts. Saito & Komai (2008) reported this species in the sponges Hyalonema  sp., Semperella  sp., Pheronema semiglobosum  and Euplectella  sp.

Remarks. This species was thoroughly described by Saito & Komai (2008) and is not redescribed here. The mouthparts and variation of spination on the carapace are illustrated here ( Figs. 7View FIGURE 7 A–E, 8 F–I). This species was the most numerous encountered during this study and was frequently found associated with the hexactinellid sponge, Pheronema semiglobosum  . An additional 10 specimens of this species were examined from the northwest shelf of Australia ( NTM Cr 0 0 11112, Cr003652, Cr008128, and Cr008129). De Grave (2004) reported two specimens of Spongicola levigatus  from New Caledonia collected with the paratype of the alpheid Batella praecipina  and the pontoniid Perclimenes forcipulatus  .

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

NTM

Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Decapoda

Family

Spongicolidae

Genus

Spongicola

Loc

Spongicola levigatus Hayashi & Ogawa, 1987

Goy, Joseph W. 2015
2015
Loc

Spongicola levigatus

De 2011: 251
Goy 2010: 217
Saito 2008: 87
2008
Loc

Spongicola levigata

Saito 2003: 120
Hayashi 1987: 367
1987