Decapoda - Achelata - Palinuridae - Panulirus

Panulirus guttatus (Latreille, 1804)

World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - Western Atlantic. - 1-20 m. Ber, Fla–Sur, Carib, S GMx
(Sasaki, 2019) - WA - Bermuda, Bahamas, Florida to Brazil; St. Paul's Rocks; Ascension.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Hard bottom (rock and rubbles)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-25 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (St Martin, St Barthélemy, Saba, St Eustatius, Guadeloupe, Saintes, Isla de Aves, Martinique), IOV (Cubagua, Blanquilla, Tortuga, Los Roques, Bonaire, Curaçao).
Panulirus guttatus - H. Milne Edwards, 1837: 297, pl. 23, fig. 1, Habite les Antilles. - Holthuis & Zaneveld, 1958: 18, St Martin (Maarten), Saba, St Eustatius, Bonaire, Curaçao. - Holthuis, 1991: 138, fig. 266, St Martin, St Eustatius, Martinique, Trinidad, Los Roques, Bonaire, Curaçao [distribution]. - Scelzo & Varela, 1988: 37, Blanquilla. - Garcia et al., 1998: 27, Isla de Aves [From literature]. - Lira, 2004: tab. 1, Tortuga. - Carré, 2005: 23, Martinique. - Hernández-Ávila et al., 2007: appendix, Cubagua [From literature]. - Vaslet et al., 2013: 245, annexe 3, Guadeloupe [from Bourgeois-Lebel 1982, not seen]. - Marechal & Paulay, 2013: 32, St Martin [RNN Inventory 2012].- Questel, 2014: 13, St Barthélemy. - Faasse, 2016: 52, St Eustatius.
Panulirus guttatus - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012, det. Macpherson, Besse 2013; MNHN-IU-2013-6683, st. GR08, 22 m, JL318, photo; MNHN-IU-2013-6684, st. GR49, 15 m, JL1477, photo. - Guadeloupe, Saintes, Martinique, DORIS webpage 2016, A. Bouxin. - Martinique, photo in situ, La Baleine, 2008, anse Dufour, Y. Buske.

French Guiana and surroundings areas: Guiana, Suriname, Brazil (Amapà)
Squilla, Crangon, Americana, altera – Seba, 1759 (1758-1761): 54, pl. 21, fig. 5, Haec pariter Surinamenfis.
Panulirus guttatus – Holthuis, 1959a: 124, Suriname [From Seba, 1761, with this remark "Apart from Seba's record the species has not been reported from Suriname"]. — Tavares, 2002c: 316, Suriname.
Distribution/Habitat – WA; Marine; 1–25 m.

Remark – see Holthuis (1969) for Albertus Seba’s work and plates. The specimen illustrated by Seba (1759) has been selected by Holthuis (1959a) as a lectotype for Panulirus guttatus (Latreille, 1804). Holthuis (1959a) states that 'the figure [in Seba] is good and judging by the fact that the antennular plate shows only two spines and that the abdomninal somites have straigtht uninterrupted grooves, the species has to be assigned to P. guttatus (Latreille) …'. However, on Seba's figure examined in color for this work, the number of spines on the antennular plate remains difficult to see and the abdomen clearly shows transverse lateral bands [like in Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804)] and no trace of spots [like P. guttatus]. It seems, therefore, that Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804), distributed from North Carolina to Brazil, cannot be totally excluded for Seba's record, especially since P. argus is reported off Suriname by Takeda (1983) while, apart from Seba's old record, P. guttatus has still never been mentioned formally off Suriname and more generally from FGR list.

Comment(s) on data
DORIS, 2/2/2012, (redaction A. Bouxin, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saintes).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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