Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Manipontonia psamathe (de Man, 1902)




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-West Pacific Oceans (Eastern Africa to Japan, Philippines, New Caledonia and Marshall Islands).

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, sublittoral.

Extra Ecological Information

Associated with the hydroid Lytocarpus philippinus, depths 24 to 84 m; other hosts include: gorgonians, antipatharians, alcyonarians & other hydroids; sometimes found with other pontoniine shrimps on same host species.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
22-Jul-2013 22-Jul-2013 MODIFIED
10-May-2012 10-May-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)