Decapoda - Brachyura - Pinnotheridae - Dissodactylus

Dissodactylus primitivus Bouvier, 1917



World Distribution
Griffith (1987: 414, Bulletin of Marine Science). Western Atlantic. Range. -Straits of Florida (Bouvier, 1917); Miami, Florida (Rathbun, 1918); Hawk Channel, Florida (M. Telford, personal collection); Jamaica (Telford, 1982); Discovery Bay, Rockley Beach, Barbados (Telford, 1978b); San Bias Islands, Panama (from the collection of Dr. H. Lessios).

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with echinoderms

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-55 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (?St Martin, St Barthélemy, St Eustatius, Guadeloupe, Saintes, Martinique, Barbados). 1-55 m. WA.
Dissodactylus primitivus - Griffith, 1987, tab. 1, 414, Barbados [Echinoid hosts, Meoma ventricosa, Plagiobrissus grandis]. - Carré, 2005: 23, Martinique. - Questel, 2014: 13, St Barthélemy. - Faasse, 2016: 52, St Eustatius.
Dissodactylus primitivus - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 2012, no UF, photo 7711, det from photo with hesitation. - Guadeloupe (Saintes), Martinique - Doris webpages 2016, A. Prouzet. - Martinique, photo Y. Buske, det. J. Poupin.
Dissodactylus aff. primitivus - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012, det. J. Poupin October 2013, from photo only, JL10, st. GR01 (3 m, in sea urchin).

Comment(s) on data
Associated exclusively with Spatangoïdes sea-urchin (Meoma ventricosa, Plagiobrissus grandis).
DORIS, 28/12/2011, http://doris.ffessm.fr/fiche2.asp?fiche_numero=2044 (redaction A. Prouzet, Guadeloupe, Saintes, Martinique)

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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