Decapoda - Brachyura - Gecarcinidae - Cardisoma

Cardisoma guanhumi Latreille, 1828



World Distribution
Chace & Hobbs (1969, Smithsonian Institution) - Western Atlantic. Bermudas, southern Florida, and Texas to Estado do Sao Paulo, Brazil (Bermudas, Andros I., Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Lesser Antilles (Saint Thomas, Saint John, Saint Croix, Montserrat, Dominica, Barbados, Trinidad, Mas Los Roques, Curacao, Isla de Providencia, Isla de Utila). Also Guadeloupe

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

Vertical range : Land & Freshwater - Min-Max observed: 0-0 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Thomas, St John, St Croix), ICA (St Martin, St Barthélemy, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Dominica, Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad), IOV (Margarita, Cubagua, Blanquilla, Tortuga, Los Roques, Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba). Terrestrial. WA.
Ocypode gigantea Fréminville, 1835: 221, Virgin Islands, Martinique [p. 222, je ne l'ai jamais rencontré ailleurs qu'aux Antilles, et surtout dans celles des îles qui gisent entre la Martinique et les îles Vierges] - Accepted as Cardisoma guanhumi Latreille in Latreille, Le Peletier, Serville & Guérin, 1828 in WoRMS (2016).
Cardisoma diurnum Gill, 1862 (1858-1862): 42, type localities, Barbados, Grenada, St Thomas [coll. A.H. Riise] - Accepted as Cardisoma guanhumi Latreille in Latreille, Le Peletier, Serville & Guérin, 1828 in WoRMS (2016).
Cardisoma guanhumi - H. Milne Edwards, 1834-1840: 24, Habite les Antilles. - Desbonne, in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867: 41, Guadeloupe [n°127 mâle, n°128 femelle, préparés en 1866; 'désigné à la Guadeloupe sous les noms vulgaires de Crabe, Crabe de terre, ou Crabe blanc, il est très recherché comme aliment et est l'objet d'un commerce local relativement étendu dans la saison des pluies'; 'manquant' in MNHN dry box]. - Doflein, 1899: 189, Martinique. - Rathbun, 1918: 345, Curaçao [R/V Albatross, 1884]. - Rathbun, 1920a: 26, Curaçao [coll. J. Boeke]. - Rathbun, 1921: 78, Barbados [Barbados-Antigua Expedition 1918]. - Rathbun, 1924: 18, Curaçao [coll. C.J. van der Horst, 1920]. - Rathbun, 1933: 94, St Thomas. - Rathbun, 1936: 387, Aruba [coll. P. Hummelinck, 1930]. - Chace & Holthuis, 1948: 26, Blanquilla, Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba [Coll. P.Hummelinck]. - Chace, 1956: 158, Los Roques. - Chace & Hobbs, 1969: 195, St Thomas, St John, St Croix, Montserrat, Dominica, Barbados, Trinidad, Los Roques, Curaçao. - Hagen, 1977: 42, Trinidad. - Scelzo & Varela, 1988: 36, Blanquilla. - Hernández et al., 1999: tab. 2, Margarita [Laguna de Las Marites]. - Yokoyama, 2010: 103, St Martin. - Lira, 2004: tab. 1, Tortuga. - Carré, 2005: 23, Martinique. - Hernández-Ávila et al., 2007: appendix, Cubagua [From literature]. - Vaslet et al., 2013: 245, annex 3, Guadeloupe [from Bourgeois-Lebel 1982, not seen]. - Questel, 2014: 11, St Barthélemy.
Cardisoma guanhumi - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 2012, field notes without UF or photo - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012, littoral and mangrove, det. J. Poupin, Besse March 2013; 2 specimens, MNHN-IU-2013-4462, 2 specimens, JL472, MNHN-IU-2013-4461, 1 sp. MNHN-IU-2013-5901, st. GM09 (1 m); 1 female 60 x 74 mm (photo) JL804, MNHN-IU-2013-4463, st. GM15 (1 m) - Martinique, specimen(s) caught with local traps, photo Y. Buske, 2015; Novembre 2015, groupe BIOSPHERES, photos in mangrove Caravelle, J. Poupin..

Comment(s) on data
This species eaten by local at Guadeloupe, but Chace & Hobbs (1969: 45) have this comment for Dominica "Both G. lateralis and G. ruricola seem definitely to be preferred to Cardisoma guanhami and apparently are more widely available than the latter"

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This species in Worms Database