Decapoda - Anomura - Porcellanidae - Megalobrachium

Megalobrachium poeyi (Guérin-Méneville, 1855)



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - Western Atlantic (0-149 m) - E Fla–QRoo, Cuba, Carib–Brazil. - Poupin & Lemaitre (Zoosystema, 2014)

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-149 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Thomas, Jost Van Dyke), ICA (St Martin, Antigua, Barbuda, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Barbados), IOV (Coche, Margarita, Tortuga, Cubagua, Curaçao, Aruba). 0-149 m. WA.
Megalobrachium granuliferum Stimpson, 1859: 76, Barbados, St Thomas. - Doflein, 1899: 182, Martinique.
Megalobrachium poeyi - A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1923: 297, St Thomas [R/V Blake; ces exemplaires sont accompagnés de l'étiquette M. granuliferum écrite par A. Milne-Edwards]. - Schmitt, 1924b: 76, Curaçao [coll. C.J. van der Horst, 1920]. - Schmitt, 1924a:90, Barbados (Pelican Island). - Schmitt, 1935: 183, St Thomas. - Schmitt, 1936: 375, Aruba [coll. P. Hummelinck, 1930]. - Haig, 1956 : 33, Cubagua [coll. R/V Velero III, 1939]. - Haig, 1962: 188, St Thomas, Jost Van Dyke (Tobago, in British Virgin Islands) [Coll. Th. Mortensen, 1906, 1916]. - Gore, 1974: 704, Trinidad [R/V Pillsbury, st. P-831, intertidal]. - Rodríguez, 1980: 219, Cubagua, Curaçao, Aruba [from literature]. - Lira, 1997, tab. 4, Margarita. - Lira et al., 2001: 58, Coche, Margarita, Tortuga. - Lira, 2004: tab. 1, Tortuga [Also from literature]. - Tagliafico et al., 2005: tab. 1, Margarita (Los Frailes). - Hernández-Ávila et al., 2007: tab. 1, Cubagua. - Lira et al., 2012, tab. 1, Tortuga. - Poupin & Lemaitre, 2014, tab. 2, Tobago (in Virgin Islands, confused with Tobago in ICA), Antigua, Barbuda, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Barbados, Coche, Margarita, Cubagua, Curaçao, Aruba [Guadeloupe, from Karubenthos 2012, 1 M 3.5x3.5 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-5297, st. GM06, lot JL245; 1 M 3.5x3.5 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-5081, st. GM06, lot JL279b].
Megalobrachium poeyi - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 2012, UF32207, photo dSTM_5748, 16/4/2012; UF32381, photo dSTM_6790, 21/4/2012.

Comment(s) on data
In Poupin & Lemaitre (2004), Tobago, British Virgin Islands, near Jost Van Dyke Island, has been confused with Tobago, ICA, near Trinidad.

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