Decapoda - Brachyura - Dromiidae - Moreiradromia

Moreiradromia antillensis (Stimpson, 1858)



World Distribution
Felder et al (2009, Checklist) - Western Atlantic. 1-330 m. Bermudas, North Carolina, Gulf Mexico, Brazil, St Helena. 1-330 m.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with sponges

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-330 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Bermudas, North Carolina to Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, St Helena. Lesser Antilles, VGI (St Thomas, St Croix, St John, Norman), ICA (St Martin, ?Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, Grenada), IOV (Margarita, Cubagua). 1-330 m. WA.
Dromidia antillensis Stimpson, 1859: 71, St Thomas. - A. Milne-Edwards, 1880a: 31, St John, Norman (Flanagan Passage), Grenada [R/V Blake, 27-170 brasses]. - A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1902: 22, Grenada. - Rathbun, 1920a: 15, St Martin [coll. J. Boeke, 1905]. - Rathbun, 1921: 66, Barbados [Barbados-Antigua Expedition 1918]. - Rathbun, 1933: 108, St Thomas, St Croix. - Ratbhun, 1937: 33, St Thomas, St Croix, St Martin, Grenada. - Chace, 1956: 153, Los Roques. - Rodríguez, 1980: 250, Margarita [also Virgin Is in distribution]. - Taissoun, 1982-1983: 56, Margarita. - Paulmier, 1993: 23, Martinique [R/V Polka, 20-30 m]. - Debelius, 2001: 80, Dominica.
Cryptodromia antillensis - Hernández et al, 1999: tab. 1, Margarita (Laguna de Las Marites).
Moreiradromia antillensis - Hernández-Ávila et al., 2007: appendix, Cubagua [From literature].
Dromia vulgaris - Doflein, 1899: 182, Martinique [Dromia vulgaris H. Milne Edwards, 1837 is a synonym of Dromia personata in the eastern Atlantic only; Doflein record from Martinique is probably not this species but M. antillensis instead].
Moreiradromia ?antillensis - Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. DW4545, 14 June 2015, 16°30.17'N, 61°31.41'W, 82-60 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18946; st. DW4553, 15 June 2015, 16°20.82'N, 60°53.3'W, 162-111 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18916.
Comment: Karubenthos specimens are most probably M. antillensis, common in Lesser Antilles. However, on photos the details of the carapace are hidden under setae and the determination needs to be confirmed by examination of the specimens. Specimen MNHN 18946 was collected with its sponge, carried by the 5th pereiopods and used as a camouflage.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database