Decapoda - Anomura - Diogenidae - Petrochirus

Petrochirus diogenes (Linnaeus, 1758)



World Distribution
Abele & Kim (1986: 31, Illustrated Guide) - Type-locality: Near shores of Bahama Islands [Catesby, 1743 (1754 ed.as cited in Holthuis 1959)]. Distribution: Off Cape Lookout, North Carolina, through Gulf of Mexico and West Indies to off Ilha de Sao Sevastiao, Brazil, 23°42.5'S, 45°14.5'W (Forest and De Saint Laurent, 1967). Felder et al. (2009: 1069, Checklist) - North Carolina, Gulf Mexico, Antilles, Carribean to Uruguay. Shallow-128 m. Includes Lesser Antilles (Guadeloupe, Martinique).

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-160 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Thomas, St John), ICA (St Martin, St Barthélemy, St Eustatius, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Barbados, Tobago, Trinidad), IOV (Margarita, Cubagua, Blanquilla, Tortuga, Curaçao). 1-128 m, extended herein to 160 m (Karubenthos, st. GN05). WA.
Pagurus granulatus - H. Milne Edwards, 1837: 225, Habite les Antilles. - Doflein, 1899: 178, Martinique - Pagurus granulatus Olivier, 1812 accepted as Petrochirus diogenes (Linnaeus, 1758) (WoRMS, 2016).
Cenobita diogenes - Stimpson, 1859: 82, St Thomas, Barbados.
Petrochirus bahamensis - Schmitt, 1924b: 80, Curaçao [coll. C.J. van der Horst, 1920]. - Schmitt, 1924a:95, Barbados (Pelican Island) - Petrochirus bahamensis (Herbst, 1791) accepted as Petrochirus diogenes (Linnaeus, 1758) (WoRMS, 2016).
Petrochirus diogenes - Provenzano, 1961: 153, St John [coll. US national park, 1958-1961]. - Rodríguez, 1980: 228 (Curaçao from Schmitt, 1924). - Scelzo & Varela, 1988: 37, Blanquilla. - Lira, 1997, tab. 3, Margarita. - Hernández et al, 1999: tab. 1, Margarita [Laguna de Las Marites]. - Lira, 2004: tab. 1, Tortuga. - Hernández-Ávila et al., 2007: tab. 1, Cubagua. - Questel, 2014: 11, St Barthélemy. - Faasse, 2016: 52, St Eustatius. - Hailey, 2017: 7, Tobago, Trinidad.
Petrochirus diogenes - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 2012, 13/04/2012, UF31938, photo dSTM_1783.
Petrochirus diogenes - Guadeloupe, Port Louis, Pointe d'Antigue, photo in situ L. Charles, det. J. Poupin - Karubenthos 2012 (3-160 m), det. R. Lemaitre, Besse 2013, st. GD33, 130 m, JL918, MNHN IU-2013-6638; st. GN05, 160 m, JL233, MNHN IU-2013-6765; st. GR01, 3 m, JL59, MNHN IU-2013-6844, photo.
Petrochirus diogenes - Martinique - Photo in situ, Anse Madame, La Baleine, Anse Mitan, embouchure Pilote river, 2009-2011, Y. Buske - Groupe BIOSPHERES, November 2015, coll. R. Ferry, Y. Buske, det. Poupin.

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