Decapoda - Brachyura - Pinnotheridae - Clypeasterophilus

Clypeasterophilus rugatus (Bouvier, 1917)

World Distribution
Griffith (1987: 415, Bulletin of Marine Science). Western Atlantic. Range. -Soldier Key, Biscayne Bay, Florida (Voss and Voss, 1955); Bahia Honda, Florida (Telford, 1982); Grecian Shoals, Hawk Channel, Florida (Rathbun, 1918); off Duck Key, Hawk Channel, Florida (M. Telford, personal collection); Laveros Italienas, Cayo Laveros, northwest Cuba (Schmitt et al., 1973); Mosquito Island, B.Y.I. (Telford, 1982). Includes Lesser Antilles (Martinique), ?Guadeloupe.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with echinoderms

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 2-216 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique). 2-216 m. WA.
Dissodactylus rugatus Bouvier, 1917: 396, Dominica [R/V Blake, st. 177, Dominique, 118 brasses, 216 m]. - A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1923: 348, Dominica [R/V Blake, st. 177, Dominique, 118 brasses, 216 m].
Clypeasterophilus rugatus - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012, det. J. Poupin October 2013, from photo only, st. GR38 (5 m, in sea urchin Spatangoida, Brissidae), JL1212 (no MNHN in October 2016) - Martinique, photo in situ Y. Buske, det. J. Poupin based on Griffith (1987, key and illustration: carapace, fig. l0A, and legs rugose); Martinique, groupe BIOSPHERES, November 2015, coll. R. Ferry & Y. Buske, det. J. Poupin.

Comment(s) on data
Associated exclusively with sea-urchin (Clypeaster rosaceus).

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