Decapoda - Brachyura - Homolidae - Homola

Homola vigil A. Milne-Edwards, 1880



World Distribution
Poupin (1994, Etudes & Thèses) - Western Atlantic. Florida, Cuba, Lesser Antilles (Guadeloupe, Martinique). 125-804 m. Felder et al. (2009) - 309-805 m. Ga–GMx, Cuba, Bah, Antil.

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 125-804 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Georgia to Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, Cuba, Antilles. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Anguilla, St Kitts, Nevis,Guadeloupe, Martinique). 125-804 m. WA.
Homola vigil A. Milne-Edwards, 1880a: 33, Guadeloupe, Martinique [R/V Blake, st. 169-183 brasses]. - A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1902: 28, pl. 3, fig. 16-18, pl. 4, fig. 5-9, pl. 5, fig. 1-10, Guadeloupe, Martinique [R/V Blake, Martinique, 169 brasses, 310 m, Guadeloupe, 183 brasses, 334 m]. - Poupin, 1994: 40, Guadeloupe [R/V Polka, trap 310-560 m, det. D. Guinot]. - Guinot & Richer de Forges, 1995: 330, Guadeloupe, Martinique [R/V Blake, R/V Polka]. - Tavares & Lemaitre, 2014: 518, Anguilla (Anegada Passage, Dog Island), St Kitts (St Christopher), Nevis, Martinique [R/V Oregon, 1967, R/V Oregon II, 1969, R/V Polka]
Thelxiope vigil - Rathbun, 1937: 66, Guadeloupe, Martinique.
Homola barbata - Paulmier, 1993: 23, Guadeloupe, Martinique [Trap, 125-150 m]. - Paulmier & Gervain, 1994: 10, tab. 2, Martinique [R/V Polka, deep trap. Not Homola barbata (Fabricius, 1793), see comments.
Homola vigil - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4512, 8 June 2015, 16°12.57'N, 61°53.54'W, 532-409 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18786; st. CP4520, 9 June 2015, 16°34.91'N, 61°42.18'W, 532-550 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18850; st. DW4550, 14 June 2015, 16°36.91'N, 61°30.72'W, 482-432 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18925.
Comments: Homola barbata is considered by Guinot & Richer de Forges (1995: 325) as an eastern Atlantic species. Records of that species in Guadeloupe, Martinique by Paulmier (1993, coll. R/V Polka) must be of Homola vigil instead as Guinot & Richer de Forges (1995) have attributed all R/V Polka specimens examined to that species.

Comment(s) on data
Felder et al. (2009) indicate 300-805 m as deep range for this species. However, it seems that according to collection made by traps around Guadeloupe (Paulmier, 1993, R/V Polka) the species occurs at shallower depths (125-150 m).
note: the equivalent species of H. barbata in the western Atlantic is H. minima

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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