Decapoda - Brachyura - Epialtidae - Pelia

Pelia rotunda A. Milne-Edwards, 1875



World Distribution
Rathbun (1925: 281) - From Cape St. Roque, Brazil, to northern Patagonia. Depth, 7 to 30 fathoms (12-55 m). 1-190 in Melo (1996).

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

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

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (?St Martin, Guadeloupe). 1-190 m. WA.
Pelia rotunda - Carmona-Suárez & Poupin, 2016: 361, Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012, 1 female MNHN-IU-2013-4609 (lot JL1067-4), st. GB20, 16 m; 1 male MNHN-IU-2013-4419 (lot JL1499-6), 1 female MNHN-IU-2013-4419 (lot JL1507), 1 female MNHN-IU-2013-5947 (lot JL1507), st. GB36, 16 m; 1 male MNHN-IU-2013-4875 (lot JL338), 1 male MNHN-IU-2013-5963 (lot JL338), st. GR07, 24 m; 1 male MNHN-IU-2013-4876 (lot JL382), st. GR11, 13 m; 3 males, 2 females ov. MNHN-IU-2013-5927 (lot JL728), st. GR23, 20 m.
Pelia rotunda - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 2012, no UF, photo n°7024, pre-det. J. Poupin from photo with P. mutica also possible.
Comment: The characters used to distinguish this species from Pelia mutica (Gibbes) are the following in Rathbun (1925: 278): carapace very high on the median line, rostrum more deflexed, carapace wider at hepatic regions than in P. mutica. Rathbun (1925: 279) indicates also for P. rotunda: differs little from P. mutica … perhaps not specifically distinct.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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