Decapoda - Anomura - Paguridae - Phimochirus

Phimochirus operculatus (Stimpson, 1859)



World Distribution
Felder et al (2009, Checklist) - Western Atlantic. Eastern Florida & Keys, Northwestern Gulf Mexico, Southern Antilles, Colombial. 1-15 m. Also Lesser Antilles (Martinique, Guadeloupe) to 22 m.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Hard bottom (rock and rubbles)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-22 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (St Barthélemy, Guadeloupe, Martinique), IOV (Curaçao). 1-15 m extended herein to 22 m (Karubenthos 2012, st. GB03). WA.
Pylopagurus operculatus - Hazlett, 1966: 86, Curaçao. - Rodríguez, 1980: 234 (Curaçao, from literature). - Abele & Kim, 1986: 34, Curaçao. - Questel, 2014: 13, St Barthélemy.
Phimochirus operculatus - McLaughlin, 1981b: 336, tab. 3, Curaçao.
Phimochirus operculatus - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012 (1-22 m), det. R. Lemaitre Besse 2013; st. GB03, 22 m, JL329, MNHN-IU-2013-4849, photo, 1 sp.; st. GM34, 1 m, JL1449, MNHN-IU-2013-5235, photo, 1 sp.; st. GR49, 15 m, JL1406, MNHN-IU-2013-4490, photo, 1 sp.- JL1406, IU-2013-4580, photo, 1 sp.; st. GR55, 19 m, JL1511, MNHN-IU-2013-4678, photo, 1 sp.
Phimochirus operculatus - Martinique - Photo in situ, Arlet Bourg, 2010, det. Y. Buske, J. Poupin. Groupe BIOSPHERES, November 2015, coll. R. Ferry & coll., det. Poupin.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database