Glyphocrangon granulosis, Spence Bate, 1888

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: 469-470

publication ID 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2005.00178.x


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Glyphocrangon granulosis



Type locality: western Bismarck Sea ; 02°33′S, 144°04′E; 1957 m GoogleMaps   .

Known range: tropical western Pacific Ocean from Bismarck Sea to Indonesia and the Philippines, with the record of Watabe & Miyake (2000), if correct, extending the range northward to the Okinawa Trough.

Occurrence at vents or seeps: Hatoma Knoll, Okinawa Trough (see below).

Material: As far as we are aware, no material has been collected.

Remarks: Watabe & Miyake (2000: 32) reported this species from the Hatoma Knoll in the Okinawa Trough. However, the authors indicated that the shrimp were observed in areas of the site not directly influenced by hydrothermal activity. A recent study by Komai has restricted Glyphocrangon granulosis   to only the female holotype (from off New Guinea); subsequent records of ‘ G. granulosis   ’ (e.g. Chace, 1984) have been referred to a separate and newly identified species, Glyphocrangon major Komai, 2004   (Komai, 2004, and T. Komai, pers. comm.). Thus, the Hatoma Knoll species is in all likelihood not true G. granulosis   , and its true identity is not known.


Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics