Decapoda - Brachyura - Mithracidae - Mithrax

Mithrax tortugae Rathbun, 1920



World Distribution
Western Atlantic - Florida (Tortuga), Curaçao (Ratbhun, 1920).
Melo (1999: 238), also Brazil.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-10 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (?St Martin, Guadeloupe, Martinique), IOV (Bonaire, Curaçao). No depth range, shallow waters. WA.
Mithrax (Mithrax) tortugae - Rathbun, 1924: 20, Curaçao [coll. C.J. van der Horst, 1920]. - Rathbun, 1925: 417, pl. 147, fig. 2, Curaçao. - Rathbun, 1936: 381, Bonaire [coll. P. Hummelinck, 1930].
Mithrax tortugae - Rodríguez, 1980: 285, Curaçao [in distribution]. - Carré, 2005: 23, Martinique.
Damithrax tortugae - Carmona-Suárez & Poupin, 2016: 368, St Martin, Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012, 1 male juv. MNHN-IU-2013-5948 (lot JL1508), st. GB36, 16 m; 1 male juv. MNHN-IU-2013-5925 (lot JL506), st. GR14, 27 m; 1 male MNHN-IU-2013-6753 (lot JL1098), st. GR35, 15 m; 1 female MNHN-IU-2013-6625 (lot JL1510), st. GR55, 19 m.
Damithrax tortugae - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 25/04/2012, UF32493, photo Dstm_7416 (with hesitation).
Comment: A species of the D. hispidus complex (see under that species). Generic rank of this species follows the ‘Corrigendum’ by Windsor & Felder (2017).

Comment(s) on data
This species listed under Mithrax hispidus by Felder et al. (2009) with this remark (n°304: Records include those previously reported for Mithrax caribbaeus, M. pleuracanthus, and M. tortugae, all of which were designated junior synonyms of M. hispidus by Wagner (1990); we adopt these revisions provisionally, pending their confirmation by ongoing molecular plylogenetic analyses)
Windsor & Felder, 2014: 160, new genus and Mithracinae elevated to Mithracidae.
Windsor & Felder, 2017: 237, Damithrax changed in Mithrax.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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