Decapoda - Dendrobranchiata - Penaeidae - Parapenaeus

Parapenaeus politus (Smith, 1881)



World Distribution
Western Atlantic, United States (40°N) to French Guiana, 3-752 m, mostly 100-275 m.
Felder et al. (2009) - 21-330 m. Mass–GMx, Antil, Carib–FGui

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 21-330 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Massachusetts to Gulf of Mexico, Antilles, Caribbean Sea to French Guiana. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe, Martinique). 21-330 m. WA.
Neopenaeopsis paradoxus Bouvier, 1905a: 747 ‘Antilles’ [R/V Blake, ‘mer des Antilles, 84-91 brasses].
Parapenaeus politus - Paulmier, 1993: 10, Martinique [R/V Polka, dredge, 25 m]. - Poupin, 1994: 18 - Guadeloupe [R/V Polka, without station number, west of Basse-Terre, 250 m, 2 spp. 18.5, 19.5 mm, MNHN, det. A. Crosnier]. - Carré, 2005: 23, Martinique.
Parapenaeus politus - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4543, 13 June 2015, 16°39.83'N, 61°33.03'W, 385-399 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18908; st. DW4588 or CP4588, 21 June 2015, 16°1.85'N, 61°24'W, 416-251 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18990; st. CP4624, 26 June 2015, 15°56.23'N, 61°30.67'W, 242-243 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19108; st. CP4648, 29 June 2015, 16°2.31'N, 61°27.3'W, 388-368 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19192.
Comment: In Karubenthos II specimens carapace and rostrum aspect as in Williams (1984: 38, fig. 19); there are 7 rostral teeth which keys out to P. longirostris=P. politus in Roberts & Pequegant (1970: 48); P. longirostris is the equivalent species in the eastern Atlantic & Mediterranean, illustrated in Perez Farfante & Kensley (1997: 122, fig. 72).

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