Decapoda - Anomura - Diogenidae - Paguristes

Paguristes tortugae Schmitt, 1933



World Distribution
MacLaughlin & Provenzano (1974: 171) - Carolinas (Williams); Florida and Puerto Rico (Schmitt, Provenzano); Surinam (Holthuis); Florida to northern Brazil; ? northern Gulf of Mexico (Wass); intertidal to 91 meters. ?Guadeloupe.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Soft bottom (mud or sand)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-91 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St John), ICA (St Martin, St Barthélemy, Barbuda, ?Guadeloupe, Martinique), IOV (Margarita). 0-91 m. WA.
Paguristes tortugae - Provenzano, 1961: 155, St John [coll. US national park, 1958-1961]. - McLaughlin & Provenzano, 1974: 171, St Barthélemy (canal), Barbuda [R/V Pillsbury, St. P-981, 18°01.5'N, 62°55'W, 45 m, 21/07/1969, 1 female sl 2.1 mm, off Barbuda, R/V Pillsbury, St. P-971, 17°44.1'N 62°00.8'W, 20 m, 21/07/1969, USNM]. - Lira, 1997, tab. 3, Margarita. - Carré, 2005: 23, Martinique. - Tagliafico et al., 2005: tab. 1, Margarita (Los Frailes).
Paguristes tortugae - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 2012, 25/04/2012, UF32577, photo dSTM_7615; 26/04/2012, UF32561, photo dSTM_4479.
Paguristes cf. tortugae - Guadeloupe - Karubenthos 2012, det. R. Lemaitre, Besse 2012, st. GD64, 60 m, JL1684, MNHN IU-2013-4468, 1 ov. female.

Comment(s) on data
Lemaitre observation for Karubenthos 2012 ovigerous female: ocular peduncles w/ 2 white bands divided by brownish band; antennules with distal brownish band on ultimate and penultimate segments; otherwise cream, preserved.

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