Decapoda - Brachyura - Sesarmidae - Aratus

Aratus pisonii (H. Milne Edwards, 1837)



World Distribution
Felder et al. (1990) - ?Eastern Pacific, Western Atlantic - East Florida, Gulf Mexico, Antilles, Brazil. Includes Lesser Antilles (Guadeloupe). - Chace & Hobbs (1969: 173) - Florida to Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil (New Providence I., Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Saint Croix, Antigua I., Guadeloupe, Isla de Margarita, Islas Los Roques, Curacao); but record from 'eastern Pacific from Nicaragua to Peru' must now be attributed to a distinct species Aratus pacificus Thiercelin & Schubart, 2014 (Zootaxa).

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

Vertical range : Intertidal - Min-Max observed: 0-0 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Croix), ICA (St Martin, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Trinidad), IOV (Margarita, Tortuga, Los Roques, Bonaire, Curaçao). Terrestrial - Intertidal (mangrove). WA.
Sesarma pisonii H. Milne Edwards, 1837 (1834-1840): 76, Habite les Antilles [include Martinique, see Thiercelin & Schubart, 2014]. - Desbonne, in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867: 47, Guadeloupe [n°146-148].
Aratus pisonii - Rathbun, 1918: 323, Curaçao. - Rathbun, 1920a: 24, Curaçao [coll. J. Boeke]. - Rathbun, 1921: 78, Antigua [Barbados-Antigua Expedition 1918]. - Rathbun, 1924: 18, Curaçao [coll. C.J. van der Horst, 1920]. - Rathbun, 1936: 387, Bonaire [coll. P. Hummelinck, 1930]. - Chace, 1956: 158, Los Roques. - Chace & Hobbs, 1969: 173, St Croix, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Margarita, Los Roques, Curaçao. - Hagen, 1977: 34, Trinidad. - Rodríguez, 1980: 396, Margarita, Curaçao. - Hernández et al., 1999: tab. 2, Margarita [Laguna de Las Marites]. - Lira, 2004: tab. 1, Tortuga. - Carré, 2005: 23, Martinique. - Yokoyama, 2010: 102, St Martin. - Vaslet et al., 2013: 245, annex 3, Guadeloupe [from Bourgeois-Lebel 1982, not seen]. - Thiercelin & Schubart, 2014: 548, Martinique [Type locality, lectotype selected by Ng et al. (in prep.) from dry type serie MNHN B3341].
Aratus pisoni - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012, det. J. Poupin; 1 male, 2 females, JL181, MNHN-IU-2013-4424, 1 male 23.2 x 23.3 mm (photo, front), JL181b, MNHN-IU-2013-4427, st. GM05 (mangrove); 2 males, 1 juvenile, JL809, MNHN-IU-2013-4425, st. GM15 (mangrove) - Martinique, groupe BIOSPHERES, November 2015, coll. R. Ferry & Y. Buske, det. J. Poupin.
Comment: Former EP records of this species (Nicaragua to Peru) are now accepted as Aratus pacificus Thiercelin & Schubart, 2014.

Comment(s) on data
Mail P. Ng 5/10/2016 - Type material of Aratus pisoni from Martinique, in Thiercelin & Schubart (2014) still not published.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database