Decapoda - Anomura - Paguridae - Iridopagurus

Iridopagurus caribbensis (A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1893)

World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009, Checklist) - Florida East, Gulf Mexico, Antilles, Carribean Sea, Colombia. 8-50 m. - García-Gómez (1983, Bull. Mar. Sc.) - lridopagurus caribbensis has been collected along the Alabama coast, in the Gulf of Mexico, both coasts of Florida, off Andros Island in the Bahama Islands, through the Lesser Antilles, as far south as Martinique, and along the Caribbean coasts of Venezuela and Colombia. The type locality and two other locations, one reported by Monod (1939) off Guadeloupe, in the Lesser Antilles, and another by De Saint Laurent-Dechance (1966a), off the east coast of Florida, are the only records so far published. Most of the locations presented herein are new records for this species. The depth range for the present material collected is 8-49 m; besides the depth of 49 m for the type locality, reported ranges were 15-20 m (Monod, 1939) and 15-50 m (De Saint Laurent-Dechance, 1966a).

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 8-150 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St John, Norman), ICA (St Martin, Nevis, Guadeloupe, Martinique), IOV (Margarita, Cubagua, Curaçao). 8-50 m extended herein to 150 m (Karubenthos 2012, st. GN14). WA.
Spiropagurus caribbensis A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1893: 116, St John, Norman (Flanegan Passage) [pl. 8, fig. 26-30, part cf. García-Gómez, 1983, not. Fig. 27-29, R/V Blake, st. 142, 27 brasses, Flanagan Passage].
Iridopagurus carribensis - Saint Laurent-Dechancé, 1966: 167, St John, Norman (Flanagan Passage), Guadeloupe [R/V Blake and Guadeloupe, coll. R. Lami, 1936, dredge 15-20 m]. - García-Gómez, 1983: 17, St John, Norman (Flanagan Passage), Nevis, Martinique, Margarita, Cubagua, Curaçao [Synonymy and distribution, Margarita, Cubagua, Curaçao, Pillsbury 959, 27 m, Nevis, Pillsbury 913, 46-48 m, Martinique]. - Carré, 2005: 23, Martinique. - Lira, 1997, tab. 3, Margarita. - Hernández-Ávila et al., 2007: appendix, Cubagua [From literature].
Iridopagurus caribbensis - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 2012, 20/04/2012, UF32304, photo dSTM_3703; UF32304, photo dSTM_3785.
Iridopagurus caribbensis - Guadeloupe - Karubenthos 2012 (3-150 m), det. R. Lemaitre, Besse 2013, st. GB10, 8 m, JL701, MNHN-IU-2013-43891; st. GB13, 10 m, JL750, MNHN-IU-2013-4700, photo, 1; st. GD01, 80 m, JL136, MNHN-IU-2013-47071, MNHN-IU-2013-42971; st. GD02, 80 m, JL222, MNHN-IU-2013-5343 (photo), MNHN-IU-2013-502711; st. GD15, 50 m, JL584, MNHN-IU-2013-50091; st. GD17, 30 m, JL632, MNHN-IU-2013-48611; st. GD22, 16 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4291; st. GD27, 120 m, JL856, MNHN-IU-2013-4147, photo, 1; st. GD32, 80 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4293; st. GD36, 65 m, JL1031, MNHN-IU-2013-46862; st. GD50, 22 m, JL1277, MNHN-IU-2013-46888, JL1298, MNHN-IU-2013-46817, JL1305, MNHN-IU-2013-4469 (photo); st. GD66, 33 m, JL1439, MNHN-IU-2013-5253 (det. Macpherson E.); st. GD71, 3 m, JL1525, MNHN-IU-2013-54821; st. GN10, 125 m, JL304, MNHN-IU-2013-5261 (det. Macpherson E. & Carmona-Suarez C.); st. GN14, 150 m, JL275, MNHN-IU-2013-48651, MNHN-IU-2013-56081; st. GN16, 75 m, MNHN-IU-2013-52611; st. GR01, 3 m, JL57, MNHN-IU-2013-46942; st. GR02, 20 m, JL83, MNHN-IU-2013-5099; st. GR24, 16 m, JL737, MNHN-IU-2013-4470, photo, 1; st. GS21, 14 m, JL886, MNHN-IU-2013-44084; st. GS29, 29 m, JL1291, MNHN-IU-2013-4839; st. GS31, 29, JL1329, MNHN-IU-2013-46761.
Iridopagurus caribbensis - Martinique, photo in situ Y. Buske, 2010-2012, pre-det. J. Poupin (with hesitation, I. reticulatus also possible because color pattern of cheliped not visible). - Martinique, groupe BIOSPHERES, 2015, coll. R. Ferry, det. Poupin, December 2015, photo n°61.

Comment(s) on data
See Galea & Ferry (2013, Zootaxa: 578: A new species of hydroid, Podocoryna martinicana sp. nov., is described from the Lesser Antilles. It lives symbiotically with Iridopagurus caribbensis (A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1893) (Decapoda: Paguridae) inhabiting various gastropod shells.

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