Decapoda - Brachyura - Mithracidae - Mithraculus

Mithraculus forceps A. Milne-Edwards, 1875



World Distribution
Abele & Kim (1986: 47, Illustrated Guide) - Type-locality: Guiana. Distribution: From Gape Hatteras, North Carolina, through Gulr of Mexico to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Bermuda (Williams, 1984). Felder et al. (2009, Checklist) - Bermudas, North Carolina, Gulf Mexico, Antilles, Carribean Sea, Brazil. 1-90 m.

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-90 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Thomas), ICA (St Martin, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Barbados, Tobago, Trinidad), IOV (Testigos, Coche, Margarita, Cubagua, Tortuga, Los Roques, Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba). 1-90 m. WA.
Mithrax forceps - Rathbun, 1920a: 29, Curaçao, Aruba [coll. J. Boeke]. - Rathbun, 1924: 20, Curaçao [coll. C.J. van der Horst, 1920]. - Rodríguez, 1980: 288, Los Roques, Margarita, Cubagua, Coche. - Grajal & Laughlin, 1984: 227, Los Roques. - Lira, 2004: tab. 1, Tortuga.
Mithrax (Mithraculus) forceps - Rathbun, 1921: 85, Barbados [Barbados-Antigua Expedition 1918]. - Rathbun, 1925: 431, pl. 156, St Thomas, Barbados, Curaçao, Aruba. - Rathbun, 1936: 382, Klein Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba [coll. P. Hummelinck, 1930]. - Monod, 1939: 566, Guadeloupe [Basse-Terre, drague 15-20 m, 27/02/1936]. - Chace, 1956: 161, Los Roques. - Türkay, 1968: 254, Margarita [coll. Dr. Vogelsang, 1968].
Mithraculus forceps - Wagner, 1990: 48, fig. 48-51, St Thomas, St Maarten/Martin, Tobago, Trinidad, Margarita, Bonaire, Aruba, Curaçao. - Hernández et al, 1999: tab. 2, Margarita (Laguna de Las Marites). - Marcano & Bolaños, 2001: 76, Cubagua. - Tagliafico et al., 2005: tab. 1, Margarita (Los Frailes). - Hernández-Ávila et al., 2007: tab. 1, Cubagua. - Lira et al., 2013: tab. 1, Los Testigos, Margarita, Cubagua, Los Roques, Tortuga. - Carmona-Suárez & Poupin, 2016: 372, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Karubenthos 2012, 5 males, 2 females MNHN-IU-2013-5926 (lot JL457-1), st. GB06, 23 m; 12 males, 3 females ov., 1 female, 1 female juv. MNHN-IU-2013-14657 (lot JL563-2), 2 males MNHN-IU-2013-4254 (lot JL569), st. GB09, 6 m; 3 spp. MNHN-IU-2013-5056 (lot JL756), st. GB12, 14 m; 3 males, 3 females MNHN-IU-2013-4558 (lot JL1067-2), st. GB20, 16 m; 1 male, 2 females MNHN-IU-2013-4762 (lot JL1072-2), st. GB21, 8 m; 1 male, 1 female MNHN-IU-2013-4982 (lot JL1256-2), 4 males MNHN-IU-2013-5958 (lot JL1258-1), st. GB24, 25 m; 15 spp. MNHN-IU-2013-4556 (lot JL1364-3), st. GB29, 2 m; 1 male, 1 female MNHN-IU-2013-4257 (lot JL1402-2), st. GB30, 16 m; 12 males, 21 female MNHN-IU-2013-4443 (lot JL1425-2), GB32, 4 m; 15 males, 12 females MNHN-IU-2013-4381 (lot JL1499-1), st. GB36, 16 m; 2 males, 4 females MNHN-IU-2013-5055 (lot JL1128-3), st. GD41, 2 m; 1 male MNHN-IU-2013-13087 (lot JL1287-3), st. GD51, 15 m; 1 female juv., MNHN-IU-2013-5922 (lot JL150-1), 1 male, 1 female ov. MNHN-IU-2013-14660 (lot JL40-2), st. GM01, 1 m; 1 male MNHN-IU-2013-6786 (lot JL470-2), st. GM09, 1 m; 2 males, 1 female MNHN-IU-2013-6612 (lot JL782-2), st. GM17, 13 m; 6 males, 6 females MNHN-IU-2013-4272 (lot JL1419-4), 1 male MNHN-IU-2013-4530 (lot JL1447-2), st. GM34, 1 m; 1 sp. MNHN-IU-2013-6727, 1 female ov. MNHN-IU-2013-13079 (lot JL84-3), st. GR02, 20 m; 1 male MNHN-IU-2013-5070 (lot JL434-1), st. GR12, 21 m; 2 females, MNHN-IU-2013-4826 (lot JL935), 2 females MNHN-IU-2013-4561 (lot JL935), st. GR30, 18 m; 1 sp. MNHN-IU-2013-6782 (lot JL1112-2), st. GR37, 16 m; 1 male, 1 female MNHN-IU-2013-4821 (lot JL1333-1), st. GR45, 2 m; 7 males, 5 females MNHN-IU-2013-4535 (lot JL1400-2), st. GR50, 4 m; 1 male MNHN-IU-2013-5054, st. GS01, 3 m; 8 males, 10 females MNHN-IU-2013-4983 (lot JL1327-1), st. GS31, 29 m.
Mithraculus forceps - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 10/04/2012, UF31890, photo dSTM_0698; 17/04/2012, UF32248, photo dSTM_5946 - Martinique, photo in situ Y. Buske, det. J. Poupin; groupe BIOSPHERES, November 2015, coll. R. Ferry & Y. Buske., det. J. Poupin.

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