Decapoda - Anomura - Diogenidae - Paguristes

Paguristes inconstans McLaughlin & Provenzano, 1975



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 36-338 m. E Fla–Fla Str, Carib–Ven
Western and eastern coasts of Florida, southward through Caribbean to Colombia; 36-338 meters.

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 36-338 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: eastern Florida, Florida Strait, Caribbean Sea to Venezuela. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Anguilla, Guadeloupe, St Vincent, Grenadines). 36-338 m.
Paguristes inconstans - McLaughlin & Provenzano, 1974: 919, figs 13-15, Anguila (off Sombrero), St Vincent, Grenadines [R/V Oregon, off Sombrero, St. O-6715, 30/05/1967, 18°36'N, 63°27'W, 200-237 m, MNHN; off St. Vincent and the Grenadines, R/V Pillsbury, St. P-875, 6/07/1969, 13°02'N, 61°55'W, 198-334 m, RMNH).
Paguristes inconstans - Guadeloupe - Coll. Lamy, 2002, Port Louis, traps & nets 100-150 m, det McLaughlin, 2005 (MNHN). - Karubenthos 2012, det. R. Lemaitre, workshop Besse 2013, st. GN20, 15 May 2012, 16°25'N, 61°34'W, 258 m, MNHN IU-2013-4146 (JL810, seems to agree with description. Color photo shows partial color only; sl = 3.6 mm); st. GN22, 16 May 2012, 16°25'N, 61°33'W, 120 m, MNHN-IU-2013-6640 (JL877-photo, morphology and color photos match description. 5 specs, 1 left in shell). - Det. R. Lemaitre Besse 2013 as Paguristes sp. 1 Group B, GN14, JL274, IU-2013-6767: same coloration as others sp. Of P. inconstans (J. Poupin observation).
Paguristes inconstans - Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. DW4593, 22 June 2015, 15°55.82'N, 61°26.35'W, 152-133 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19011; st. DW4596, 22 June 2015, 15°56.55'N, 61°21.76'W, 164-185 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19025.
Comment: this is a first formal record for Guadeloupe Island but this species had been previously reported here by McLaughlin based on specimen collected by trap (100-150 m) by D. Lamy (workshop 2005, Paris MNHN) and by R. Lemaitre based on Karubenthos 2012 collection (workshop 2013, Besse). Live coloration, including bright red spots distally on meri of chelipeds, is helful to recognize quickly the species.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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