Decapoda - Anomura - Munididae - Agononida

Agononida schroederi (Chace, 1939)



World Distribution
Poupin (1994, Etudes & Thèses) - Western Atlantic. Bahamas, Florida, Cuba, Lesser Antilles (Guadeloupe). 274-494 m. - Felder et al. (2009) - 274-531 m.Ber, Fla, GMx, Carib.

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 274-531 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Bermuda, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe). 274-531 m. WA.
Munida schroederi - Chace, 1942: 50, Guadeloupe [R/V Blake, st. 164, 150 fathoms, 274 m]. - Poupin, 1994: 37 - Guadeloupe [R/V Polka, 350-420 m, det. E. Macpherson, MNHN].
Agononida schroederi - Baba et al., 2008: 51, Lesser Antilles [Catalog].
Agononida ?schroederi - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4648, 29 June 2015, 16°2.31'N, 61°27.3'W, 388-368 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19130.
Comment: Agonida schroederi is remarkable by broad and very spinulose carapace and by armature of abdominal segments 2-4 (see Chace, 1942, fig. 20). Karubenthos 2015 specimen is determined only from photograhs and the specimen must be examined for a positive identification.

Comment(s) on data
Check on Karubenthos II specimen photographed that the basal segment of antennular peduncle is armed at outer distal angle with two spines or a bifid spine, one placed above the other (cf. Chace, 1942: 33, key).

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