Decapoda - Brachyura - Mithracidae - Mithraculus

Mithraculus sculptus (Lamarck, 1818)



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009, Checklist) - Western Atlantic 1-55 m. South Florida, Bahamas, Antilles, Carribean, Columbia, Brazil.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-55 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Thomas, St Croix), ICA (Anguilla, St Martin, St Barthélemy, St Eustatius, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Isla de Aves, Martinique, Barbados, Tobago), IOV (Margarita, Blanquilla, Tortuga, Los Roques, Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba)
Mithrax sculptus - H. Milne Edwards, 1832: 14, pl. 5, Martinique. - H. Milne Edwards, 1834-1840: 322, Habite les Antilles. - Nobili, 1898: 1, St Thomas [coll. Duchassaing]. - Doflein, 1899: 179, Martinique. - Rathbun, 1920a: 29, Curaçao, Aruba [coll. J. Boeke]. - Rathbun, 1924: 20, Curaçao [coll. C.J. van der Horst, 1920]. - Rodríguez, 1980: 288, Tortuga, Los Roques, Curaçao, Aruba [in part from Rathbun, 1925]. - Grajal & Laughlin, 1984: 227, Los Roques. - Scelzo & Varela, 1988: 37, Blanquilla. - Lira, 2004: tab. 1, Tortuga [Also from literature].
Mithrax minutus - Desbonne, in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867: 10, Guadeloupe [Habite la Guadeloupe, comme le M. sculptus]. - A. Milne-Edwards, 1873-1880: 105, pl. 20, fig. 2, St Thomas, Guadeloupe, Martinique [Commune à la Guadeloupe … le Muséum en possède aussi des exemplaires provenant de Saint Thomas et de la Martinique] - Accepted as Mithraculus sculptus (Lamarck, 1818) in WoRMS (2016).
Mithrax coronatus - A. Milne-Edwards, 1873-1880: 106, pl. 20, fig. 1 (… confondue avec le Mithrax scultptus par Lamarck, White et d'autres auteurs … en diffère beaucoup par sa carapace plus large, plus ornée, le front plus étroit … Guadeloupe, St Thomas …). - Nobili, 1898: 1, St Thomas [coll. Duchassaing]. - Mithraculus coronatus White, 1847 accepted as Mithraculus sculptus (Lamarck, 1818) in WoRMS (2016).
Mithrax (Mithraculus) sculptus - Rathbun, 1921: 84, Antigua, Barbados [Barbados-Antigua Expedition 1918]. - Rathbun, 1925: 422, pl. 152, St Thomas, Antigua, Barbados, Curaçao. - Rathbun, 1936: 381, Klein Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba [coll. P. Hummelinck, 1930]. - Chace, 1956: 161, Los Roques.
Mithraculus sculptus - Wagner, 1990: 43, fig. 44-47, St Thomas, St Croix, Anguilla, St Martin/Maarten, St Eustatius, Guadeloupe, Isla de Aves, Martinique, Tobago, Bonaire, Aruba. - Garcia et al., 1998: 27, Isla de Aves [From literature]. - Marcano & Bolaños, 2001: 77, Margarita. - Lira et al., 2013: tab. 1, Margarita, Los Roques, Tortuga, Blanquilla. - Questel, 2014: 12, St Barthélemy. - Carmona-Suárez & Poupin, 2016: 372, St Martin, Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012, 2 males MNHN-IU-2013-4761 (lot JL1072-1), st. GB21, 8 m; 1 male MNHN-IU-2013-4537 (lot JL1364-4), st. GB29, 2 m; 2 males MNHN-IU-2013-6617 (lot JL560-2), st. GM10, 1 m; 1 male MNHN-IU-2013-6619 (lot JL702), st. GM11, 1 m; 2 males, 2 females MNHN-IU-2013-6608 (lot JL947-2), st. GM21, 2 m; 1 male, 1 female MNHN-IU-2013-4560 (lot JL1252), st. GM28, 2 m; 2 males, 1 female ov. MNHN-IU-2013-5936 (lot JL55-1), st. GR01, 3 m; 3 males, 2 females MNHN-IU-2013-4533 (lot JL1400-3), st. GR50, 4 m.
Mithraculus sculptus - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 9/04/2012, UF31862, photo dSTM_0408; 17/04/2012, UF32224 - Photo dSTM_5872; 20/04/2012, UF32359, photo dSTM_6607.
Not Mithraculus sculptus (Lamarck, 1818) in Desbonne, in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867: 9, Guadeloupe - Corrected into M. coryphe in Rathbun (1925: 426).

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