Decapoda - Brachyura - Grapsidae - Pachygrapsus

Pachygrapsus transversus (Gibbes, 1850)



World Distribution
Poupin et al. (2005: 47, part) - West Atlantic. From Cap Cod to Montevideo, including the Caribbean and Bermuda. East Atlantic. From South Portugal to Namibia, including Madeira, Canary Is., and Cape Verde Is. Mediterranean. From Alboran Sea to the Levant basin. There is one record from Denmark. Eastern Pacific records of this species are now attributed to P. socius (see Schubart et al. 2005). Lesser Antilles in Chace & Hobbs (1969: 171) - Puerto Rico, Saint Thomas, Saint John, Saint Croix, Antigua I., Guadeloupe, Martinique, Barbados, Trinidad, Curacao.

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

Vertical range : Intertidal - Min-Max observed: 1-5 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Thomas, St John, St Croix), ICA (St Martin, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Isla de Aves, Martinique, Barbados, Trinidad), IOV (Margarita, Cubagua, Blanquilla, Tortuga, Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba). Intertidal. ATL.
Metopograpsus dubius Saussure, 1858: 445, St Thomas.
Metopograpsus miniatus Saussure, 1857: 503, St Thomas. - Saussure, 1858: 28/444, St Thomas [Fig. 17] - Accepted as Pachygrapsus transversus (Gibbes, 1850) in WoRMS (2016).
Pachygrapsus transversus - Nobili, 1898: 2, St Thomas [coll. Duchassaing]. - Rathbun, 1918: 245, St Thomas, Trinidad, Curaçao. - Rathbun, 1920a: 24, Curaçao [coll. J. Boeke]. - Rathbun, 1921: 77, Antigua, Barbados [Barbados-Antigua Expedition 1918]. - Rathbun, 1924: 18, Curaçao [coll. C.J. van der Horst, 1920]. - Rathbun, 1933: 88, St Thomas, St Croix. - Rathbun, 1936: 387, Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba [coll. P. Hummelinck, 1930]. - Chace & Hobbs, 1969: St Thomas, St John, St Croix, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Barbados, Trinidad, Curaçao. - Rodríguez, 1980: 380, Margarita. - Scelzo & Varela, 1988: 37, Blanquilla. - Garcia et al., 1998: tab. 1, Isla de Aves. - Hernández et al., 1999: tab. 2, Margarita [Laguna de Las Marites]. - Lira, 2004: tab. 1, Tortuga. - Carré, 2005: 23, Martinique. - Tagliafico et al., 2005: tab. 1, Margarita (Los Frailes). - Hernández-Ávila et al., 2007: tab. 1, Cubagua. - Vaslet et al., 2013: 245, annex 3, Guadeloupe [from Bourgeois-Lebel 1982, not seen].
Pachygrapsus transversus - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 10/04/2012, UF31866, photo dSTM_0530; 20/04/2012, UF32328, photo dSTM_3826 - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012, det. J. Poupin, Besse 2013; 1 sp., JL35 (photo), MNHN-IU-2013-4368, st. GM02 (intertidal); 1 sp., JL246 (photo), MNHN-IU-2013-4376, 7 spp., JL247, MNHN-IU-2013-6660, st. GM06 (intertidal); 1 sp., JL352 (photo), MNHN-IU-2013-6668, st. GM07 (intertidal); 1 sp., JL402 (photo), MNHN-IU-2013-4319, 6 spp., JL402, MNHN-IU-2013-4903, st. GM08 (intertidal); 2 spp., JL465, MNHN-IU-2013-4315, 1 sp., JL480, (photo), MNHN-IU-2013-4372, st. GM09 (intertidal); 1 sp., JL552 (photo), MNHN-IU-2013-4371, 1 sp., JL552, MNHN-IU-2013-4931, 1 sp., JL549 (photo), 1 sp., MNHN-IU-2013-6676, st. GM10 (intertidal); 1 sp., MNHN-IU-2013-4789, 1 sp., JL798a&b, (photo), MNHN-IU-2013-6667, st. GM17 (intertidal); 1 sp., MNHN-IU-2013-16318, st. GM18 (intertidal); 3 spp., JL1158, MNHN-IU-2013-4321, st. GM27 (intertidal); 1 sp., JL1496 (pleopod checked) MNHN-IU-2013-4170, st. GM37 (intertidal).
Comment: EP records of this species are now attributed to P. socius (see Schubart et al. 2005).

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