Decapoda - Anomura - Parapaguridae - Parapagurus

Parapagurus pilosimanus Smith, 1879



World Distribution
Lemaitre (1989, Zool. Verh.) - North Atlantic: from southwest of Iceland and the Faeroe Islands (Hansen, 1908) to west of Ireland. Western Atlantic: from off Nova Scotia to Guyana. Eastern Atlantic: from the Bay of Biscay to the Gulf of Guinea. South Atlantic: Tristan da Cunha (Henderson, 1888). Depth range: from 102 m to 3864 m; most frequently found in depths of 400 m to 1400 m.
Lemaitre & Tavares (2015, Zootaxa) - North, Central and South Atlantic (Lemaitre 1989, 1999; Cardoso & Lemaitre 2012). Depth: 102 to 3864 m.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with anemones

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 102-3864 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: North, Central and South Atlantic, including Brazil (Lemaitre & Tavares, 2015). Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Lucia). 102-3864 m. ATL
Eupagurus jacobii A. Milne-Edwards, 1880a: 42, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Lucia [R/V Blake, 334-769 brasses].
Parapagurus pilosimanus - A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1893: 28, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Lucia [R/V Blake, st. 221, 422 brasses, St Lucia, st. 285, 334 brasses, Martinique, st. 163, 760 brasses, Guadeloupe]. - Poupin, 1994: 33 - Guadeloupe [R/V Polka, 550 m, det. J. Forest (MNHN)].
Parapagurus pilosimanus - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4617, 25 June 2015, 16°20.98'N, 60°44.95'W, 874-830 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19079 [leg bright red, typical P. pilosimanus].
Comment: Parapagurus pilosimanus is a species complex with four species in WA: P. pilosimanus, P. nudus, P. scaber, and P. alaminos (cf. Lemaitre, 1986). At least two species occur in Lesser Antilles, P. pilosimanus and P. alaminos, illustrated in color in Lemaitre & Tavares (2015). Based on previous collections off Guadeloupe Island and Lemaitre & Tavares (2015, fig. 23a) color photo with ocular peduncles red and ambulatory legs orange, this specimen must be Parapagurus pilosimanus.

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