Agononida procera

Agononida procera Ahyong & Poore, 2004

Languages: English

Overview

Synonymy

Agononida soelae. — Macpherson, 1994: 530 (New Caledonia, 530–650 m) (not A. soelae (Baba, 1986)).
Agononida procera Ahyong & Poore, 2004b: 10, fig. 1 (Queensland and New South Wales, 675–824 m). — Poore, 2004: 231, fig. 63c (compilation). — Baba, 2005: 236 (key, synonymies). — Ahyong, 2007: 13, fig. 6E (Lord Howe Rise, 565–960 m).

Author(s): Taylor, Joanne
Rights holder(s): Ahyong, Shane

Type Data

Holotype, female, AM P25095.

Author(s): Taylor, Joanne
Rights holder(s): Ahyong, Shane

Type locality

Eastern Australia, the Lord Howe Rise, and New Caledonia; 450–960 m.

Author(s): Taylor, Joanne
Rights holder(s): Ahyong, Shane

Etymology

From the Latin procerus, slender, alluding to the very slender chelipeds that distinguish the species from A. soelae.

Author(s): Taylor, Joanne
Rights holder(s): Ahyong, Shane

Description

Size

Females 14.3–21.4 mm.

Author(s): Taylor, Joanne
Rights holder(s): Ahyong, Shane

Color

Base colour white. Pereopods with transverse red and white bands. Carapace with diffuse orange-red markings, darkest on peaks of transverse ridges.

Author(s): Taylor, Joanne
Rights holder(s): Ahyong, Shane

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

Eastern Australia, the Lord Howe Rise, and New Caledonia; 450–960 m.

Author(s): Taylor, Joanne
Rights holder(s): Ahyong, Shane