Decapoda - Achelata - Scyllaridae - Scyllarus

Scyllarus chacei Holthuis, 1960



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - Western Atlantic - 11-329 m. - North Carolina, Gulf Mexico, Bahama, Carribean Sea, Brazil.

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-329 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: North Carolina, Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, Brazil. Lesser Antilles, VGI (St Thomas, St John), ICA (Guadeloupe). 11-329 m. WA.
Scyllarus americanus - Bouvier, 1925: 448, pl. 7, fig. 3, St John [R/V Blake, st. 142, Flanegan Passage; in part no S. americanus = S. chacei fide Holthuis, 1960, see comments]
Scyllarus chacei - Lyons, 1970: 27, fig. 10, Virgin Islands (St Thomas),
Guadeloupe - Karubenthos 2012 (det. E. Macpherson, Besse 2013), st. GD01, 4 May 2012, 16°22.57'N, 61°34.12'W, 80 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4905 (JL141), 4264 (JL141-photo); st. GD02, 4 May Y2012, 16°22.57'N, 61°34.12'W, 80 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4266 (JL227); st. GD25, 14 May 2012, 16°25'N, 61°33'W, 160 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4263 (JL772-photo); st. GD27, 15 May 2012, 16°25'N, 61°33'W, 120 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4261 (JL857-photo); st. GD55, 24 May 2012, 16°22.48'N, 61°35.46'W, 85 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4268 (JL1357-photo), 4904 (JL1366); 4262 (JL1366-photo); st. GD66, 27 May 2012, 16°08.17'N, 61°17.32'W, 33 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4267 (JL1456-photo); st. GM06, 5-6 May 2012, 16°09'N, 61°33.67'W, 1 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4265 (JL281); st. GD34, 17 May 2012, 16°25.72'N, 61°33.79'W, 80 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4438 (JL994).
Scyllarus chacei - Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4529, 11 June 2015, 16°24.4'N, 61°33.68'W, 176-183 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18903.

Comment(s) on data
Holthuis (1960: 152) - Scyllarus chacei has been extensively described and well figured by Bouvier (1925, Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard, 47(5): 448-450, PL 7, Fig 3), who identified his specimen as Scyllarus americanus, though he
already noticed differences between it and a type specimen of Scyllarus americanus. Fenner A. Chace, Jr., Curator, Division of Marine Invertebrates, U. S. National Museum, was the first to draw my attention to the fact that the differences between this form and S. americanus are of a specific nature; it is therefore a great pleasure for me to dedicate this new species to him.

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