Decapoda - Anomura - Paguridae - Iridopagurus

Iridopagurus violaceus de Saint Laurent-Dechancé, 1966

World Distribution
Garcia-Gomez (1983: 25) - 18-256 m. Only a few specimens of I. violaceus were collected off the west coast of Florida, the Florida Keys, Little Bahama Bank and off Castle Roads, south coast of Bermuda. The major portion ofthe present collection was obtained through the Antillean Arc, from Antigua to the Grenadines, off the north coast of Venezuela, Colombia and Panama, and from off the coast of Tobago southeast to French Guiana. This species was previously known only from the type locality, and from the northern coast of Brazil southward to south of Salvador (Bahia), the southernmost locality of all Atlantic species of Iridopagurus known (De Saint Laurent-Dechance, 1966a). Locations for the present collections are new records of I. violaceus.

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 18-256 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (Nevis, Antigua, Guadeloupe, St Lucia, Barbados, St Vincent, Margarita, Trinidad, Tobago), IOV (Margarita, Tortuga). 18-256 m. WA.
Iridopagurus violaceus - García-Gómez, 1983: 26, Nevis, St Lucia, Barbados, St Vincent (Grenadines), Tobago, Trinidad, Margarita [tab. 4, P-966, 229-256 m, Antigua, O-5070, 91-110 m, Nevis, O-5062, 79 m, St Lucia, O-5047, 37-40 m, Grenadines, R/V Pillsbury, Oregon, several station at Is Margarita, also Barbados, Trinidad, Tobago, French Guiana]. - Lira, 1997, tab. 3, Margarita. - Lira, 2004: tab. 1, Tortuga [From literature].
Iridopagurus violaceus - Guadeloupe - Karubenthos 2012 (11-120 m), det. R. Lemaitre, Besse 2013; st. GB25, 25 m, JL1255, MNHN-IU-2013-5323, 1 sp.; st. GB28, 26 m, JL1340, MNHN-IU-2013-5460, 2 spp.; st. GD01, 80 m, JL159, MNHN-IU-2013-5096, 1 sp.; st. GD31, 85 m, JL896, MNHN-IU-2013-4148, 5 spp. - JL896, MNHN-IU-2013-4578, 1 sp.; st. GN22, 120 m, JL881, MNHN-IU-2013-5115, photo, 1 sp.; st. GR16, 27 m, JL558, MNHN-IU-2013-4153, 1 sp.; st. GS07, 12 m, MNHN-IU-2013-5600, 2 spp.; st. GS09, 11 m, MNHN-IU-2013-5638, 1 sp.; st. GS10, 23 m, MNHN-IU-2013-5614, 2 spp.; st. GS11, 17 m, JL587b, no MNHN number, photo Poupin, preserved, 1 sp.

French Guiana and surroundings areas: Guiana, Suriname, Brazil (Amapà)
Iridopagurus violaceus – García-Gómez, 1983: 26, tab. 4, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana [ R/V Pillsbury, st. P-650, 668, 684, 688, 8–15/07/1968, 7°42.0' N, 57°32.0' W to 6°07.0' N, 52°19.0' W, 55–91 m].
Distribution/Habitat – WA; Marine; 18–256 m.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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