Decapoda - Brachyura - Portunidae - Callinectes

Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896



World Distribution
Abele & Kim (1986, Illustrated Guide) - Type-locality: East coast of United States. Distribution: Occasionally Nova Scotia, Maine, and northern Massachusetts, to northern Argentina, Bermuda, and the Antilles; Resund, Denmark; the Netherlands and adjacent North Sea; northwest and southwest.
France; Golfo di Genova; northern Adriatic; Aegean, western Black, and eastern Mediterranean Sea; Lake Hamana-ko, central Japan (Williams, 1984). 1-90 m. Includes Lesser Antilles (Martinique).
Melo (1996: 318) includes Brazil.

Environnement : Marine & brackish - Substrat/Association : Soft bottom (mud or sand)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-90 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Croix), Lesser Antilles ICA (St Barthélemy, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, Tobago, Trinidad); IOV (Curaçao). 1-90 m. WA.
Lupea dicantha, Latr. (sic) - Desbonne, in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867: 36, Guadeloupe [les lagunes, très recherché comme aliment'] - Portunus diacantha Latreille, 1825 is accepted as Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896 in Ng et al. (2008).
Callinectes sapidus - Rathbun, 1930: 99, pl. 47 (Synonymy). - Chace & Hobbs, 1969: 133, St Croix, Dominica. - Williams, 1974: 787, St Croix, Tobago, Trinidad, Curaçao. - Vaslet et al., 2013: 245, annexe 3, Guadeloupe [from Bourgeois-Lebel 1982, not seen]. - Questel, 2014: 14, St Barthélemy.
Callinectes sapidus - Martinique, photo in situ, Y. Buske, det. J. Poupin [based on 2 prominent, broad-based, triangular teeth between inner orbitals; cf. key in Willams (1984: 364)].

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database