Decapoda - Brachyura - Panopeidae - Hexapanopeus

Hexapanopeus angustifrons (Benedict & Rathbun, 1891)

World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - Western Atlantic, 0-139 m, Mass–GMx, Bah, Antil, Carib–Brazil - Includes Antilles. Includes ? French Guiana; Lesser Antilles: ICA (?Guadeloupe)

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-139 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (?Guadeloupe, Martinique). 0-139 m. WA.
Hexapanopeus angustifrons - Carré, 2005: 23, Martinique.
Hexapanopeus ?angustifrons (see comments) - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012, det. J. Poupin October 2013 - 1 male 6.5x8.2 mm (photo labo, pleopod checked), 1 male 6.3 x 8.1 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-16315, st. GD43, 4 m, JL1140b; 1 female ov. (mixed with JL1129a), MNHN-IU-2013-16314, st. GD49, 3 m, JL1229b.
Comment: Guadeloupe specimens, from Karubenthos 2012, are attributed to H. angustifrons with hesitation based on aspect on male pleopod, with no longitudinal spinules on distal end, instead of spinules present in H. paulensis (see Williams, 1984: 418, figs 331 n & o). However the carpus of the cheliped has some tubercules which ressembles to H. paulensis. Comparaison specimens of both species (angusifrons/paulensis) would be useful to confirm the present identification.

Comment(s) on data
Rathbun, 1930: 383 indicated that carpus can be 'lumpy' in H. angustifrons,

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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