Decapoda - Anomura - Diogenidae - Dardanus

Dardanus insignis (de Saussure, 1858)



World Distribution
Poupin (1994, Etudes & Thèses) - Western Atlantic, United States (North Carolina to Texas), Florida, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Lesser Antilles (Guadeloupe), Surinam, French Guiana. 22-281 m.
Felder et al. (2009) - 22-318 m. NCar–GMx–Antil

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 22-318 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: North Carolina to Gulf of Mexico, Antilles. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe, Barbados). 22-318 m. WA.
Pagurus insignis Saussure, 1857: 503, Guadeloupe. - Saussure, 1858: 37/453, Guadeloupe [pI. 3. figs. 20, 20a].
Aniculus petersii A. Milne-Edwards, 1880a: 40, Barbados [R/V Blake, st. 296, 84 brasses].
Pagurus striatus Latr. var. Petersii - A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1893: 162, pl. 11, fig. 24-25, Barbados [R/V Blake, st. 296, 84 brasses].
Dardanus insignis - Poupin, 1994: 31, Guadeloupe [R/V Polka, 200-240 m, det. J. Forest (MNHN)]. - Guadeloupe - Coll. Lamy, 2002-2003, traps & nets 100-300 m, det McLaughlin, 2005 (MNHN). - Guadeloupe - Karubenthos 2012, det. R. Lemaitre, Besse 2013 as Dardanus ?insignis, st. GD01, JL134, MNHN IU-2013-5461 (Appears to be a juv of D. insignis. Left P3 propodus without longitudinal ridge).
Dardanus insignis - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4598, 22 June 2015, 15°56.28'N, 61°23.25'W, 207-211 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19034.
Comment: this species can be easily recognized based on its color pattern, already illustrated from R/V Polka campaign in 1993 (Poupin, 1994).

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