Decapoda - Brachyura - Inachoididae - Pyromaia

Pyromaia arachna Rathbun, 1924

World Distribution
Poupin (1994, Etudes & Thèses) - Western Atlantic. South Carolina, Florida, Gulf Mexico, Lesser Antilles (Guadeloupe). 170-384 m.

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 170-384 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (Guadeloupe). 170-384 m. WA.
Pyromaia arachna - Poupin, 1994: 42, Guadeloupe [R/V Polka, 170 m, det. M. Tavares (MNHN)].

Comment(s) on data
Comment (from J. Poupin, August 2015, while attributing to P. cuspidata a specimen from Karubenthos II which is perhaps co-specific with 'P. arachna' from R/V Polka): On a photograph (J. Poupin, unpublished) the specimen from R/V Polka in Poupin (1994) does not have the spine at proximal end of merus of ambulatory legs (hidden?) which key out to P. cuspidata in Rathbun (1925: 129, key). Therefore this specimen could be P. cuspidata instead, a species recognized off Guadeloupe in Poupin & Corbari (2016).

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