Decapoda - Anomura - Paguridae - Munidopagurus

Munidopagurus macrocheles A. Milne-Edwards, 1880

World Distribution
WoRMS - Western Atlantic. Type locality Cuba. Also Lesser Antilles (Guadeloupe).

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 262-320 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Cuba (A. Milne-Edwards, 1880). Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe). 262-320 m. WA.
Munidopagurus macrocheles - Guadeloupe (first record for Lesser Antilles), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4636, 27 June 2015, 15°50.2'N, 61°26.31'W, 262-262 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19144.
Comment: overall this specimen is similar to Munidopagurus macrocheles as illustrated in A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier (1893, pl. 8, fig. 21). It seems that the species as never been reported since its description from Cuba (R/V Blake, off Havana, 175 brasses - 320 m). However, the occurrence of this species around Guadeloupe had been already reported by P. McLaughlin (com. pers.) during a sorting workshop in Paris MNHN, 2005, from collections made by D. Lamy in 2002-2003 with traps set at 100-300 m (sample not located for this work, probably in MNHN unregistered).

Comment(s) on data
Munidopagurus macrocheles - Guadeloupe - Coll. Lamy, 2002-2003, traps & nets 100-300 m, det McLaughlin, 2005 (MNHN). A determination key, including Munidopagurus macrocheles is in Provenzano (1968).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database