Decapoda - Anomura - Paguridae - Xylopagurus

Xylopagurus rectus A. Milne-Edwards, 1880



World Distribution
Poupin (1994, Etudes & Thèses) - Western Atlantic. Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Lesser Antilles (Guadeloupe, Dominica). 170-275 m to 367-389 m (this database).
Lemaitre (1995) - Caribbean Sea: Off Belize, Jamaica, Guadeloupe, and Dominica; 170 to 311 m.

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 170-389 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution (Lemaitre, 1995): Off Belize, Jamaica. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe, Dominica). 170-389 m. WA.
Xylopagurus rectus A. Milne-Edwards, 1880a: 37, Dominica [R/V Blake, 138-146 brasses, in part see Lemaitre (1995)]. - A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1893: 108, pl. 8, fig. 1-13, R/V Blake, st. 192, 138 brasses, Dominica, st. 223, 146 brasses, in part, see Lemaitre (1995)]. - Poupin, 1994: 33, Guadeloupe [R/V Polka, 170-250 m, det. J. Forest (MNHN)]. - Lemaitre, 1995: 5, Guadeloupe [R/V Polka], Dominica [R/V Blake, type specimens, in part]. - Gervain et al., 2002: 21, Guadeloupe [R/V Polka, trap 281 m].
Not Xylopagurus rectus - Schmitt, 1935: 207, fig. 67 = X. tenuis Lemaitre, 1995.
Xylopagurus rectus - Guadeloupe - Coll. Lamy, 2002-2003, traps & nets 100-300 m, det McLaughlin, 2005 (MNHN).
Xylopagurus rectus - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4648, 29 June 2015, 16°2.66'N, 61°28.32'W, 367-389 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19199.
Comment: this species lives in tubular cavities in sunken wood. Its maximum depth range is extented herein from 311 m to 367-389 m. It can be confused with X. tenuis Lemaitre (1995) and aspect of posterior region of tergite of sixth abdominal somite, not clearly visible on photos, must be checked with Lemaitre (1995) key and figures. Present determination is proposed based on: a) the aspect of carpus of right cheliped evenly convex instead of angulous in X. tenuis; b) previous collection of X. rectus around Guadeloupe with R/V Polka and traps set by D. Lamy (unpublished det. P. McLaughlin, MNHN 2005) at similar depths.

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