Decapoda - Anomura - Diogenidae - Paguristes

Paguristes sericeus A. Milne-Edwards, 1880

World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - Western Atlantic - NCar–Fla, GMx, Bah, PRico, Vrg I

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Soft bottom (mud or sand)

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-128 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St John, Norman), ICA (? St Martin, ?Guadeloupe). 1-128 m. WA.
Paguristes sericeus A. Milne-Edwards, 1880a: 44, St John, Norman (Flanagan Passage) [R/V Blake, st. 142, 27 brasses]. - Schmitt, 1935: 203, St John, Norman (Flanagan Passage). - Provenzano, 1961: 155, St John [coll. US national park, 1958-1961]. - Felder et al., 2009: 1069 (Virgin Islands).
Paguristes ?sericeus - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 2012, det. ?Anker, UF31880 photo STM-005, but this specimen seems to be co-specific with one specimen attributed to P. wassi from same Inventory (UF31881, J. Poupin det. from photo as P. wassi).
Paguristes ?sericeus - Guadeloupe - Karubenthos 2012, pre-det. Poupin based on coloration of ocular peduncles as illustrated in Debelius (2001: 62); the same det. by R. Lemaitre, Besse 2013 as: Paguristes sp. 1 Group A, st. GD01, 80 m, JL158, MNHN-IU-2013-4232; Paguristes sp. 2 Group A, st GN14, 150 m, JL272, MNHN-IU-2013-4691, photo, 2 spp.; Paguristes sp. 1 Group B, st. GN14, 150 m, JL275, MNHN-IU-2013-4866; st. GN05, 160 m, JL305, MNHN-IU-2013-5112.

Comment(s) on data
Some color affinities with P. erythrops in Human guide (cf. photo p. 161), but apparently not this species according to R. Lemaitre.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database