Decapoda - Brachyura - Portunidae - Portunus

Portunus anceps (Saussure, 1858)



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - Western Atlantic. 1-103 m, Ber, NCar–GMx, Antil–Brazil, As I

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-103 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Thomas), ICA (St Martin, Saba, St Eustatius, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Barbados), IOV (Curaçao). 1-103 m. WA.
Lupea duchassagni Desbonne, in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867: 39, pl. 4, fig. 25, Guadeloupe [ … vit sur le littoral et s'ensable d'ordinaire] - Accepted as Portunus anceps (Saussure, 1857) in WoRMS (2016).
Neptunus anceps - A. Milne-Edwards, 1873-1880: 213, Antilles.
Neptunus sulcatus A. Milne-Edwards, 1879 (1873-1880): 216, pl. 39, fig. 3, Guadeloupe) - Accepted as Portunus anceps (Saussure, 1857) in WoRMS (2016).
Portunus (Portunus) sulcatus (A. Milne-Edwards) - Rathbun, 1921: 67, Antigua, Barbados [Barbados-Antigua Expedition 1918].
Portunus (Portunus) anceps - Rathbun, 1920a: 17, Saba, St Eustatius [coll. J. Boeke, 1905]. - Rathbun, 1930: 42, pl. 15, St Thomas, Saba, St Eustatius, Guadeloupe, Curaçao. - Rathbun, 1933: 46, St Thomas. - Carré, 2005: 23, Martinique.
Portunus anceps - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 18/04/2012, UF32229, photo dSTM_3282; 25/04/2012, UF32492, photo dSTM_7394; 26/04/2012, UF32467, photo dSTM_4408 - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012 (27-30 m), det. E. Macpherson & C. Carmona-Suarez, Besse 2013, 1 sp. MNHN-IU-2013-5225, JL609, photo, 1 sp. MNHN-IU-2013-4925, st. GD17, 30 m, JL609; 1 sp. MNHN-IU-2013-6848, JL1216, photo, 2 spp. MNHN-IU-2013-4919, st. GD48, 27 m, JL1216 - Martinique, groupe BIOSPHERES, 2015, coll. R. Ferry, det. J. Poupin December 2015 (from photo n°14-15).

Comment(s) on data
Also - Portunidae spp. - Guadeloupe - Karubenthos 2012 (1-20 m), det. E. Macpherson & C. Carmona-Suarez, Besse 2013 (as Callinectes sp.), several specimens not determined to species level, at least two distinct species, MNHN-IU-2013-5132, st. GD63, 20 m, JL1408, photo; MNHN-IU-2013-6826, JL926, MNHN-IU-2013-6828, st. GM01, 1 m, JL1324, photo; MNHN-IU-2013-5287, st. GM18, 1 m, JL862; MNHN-IU-2013-5186, st. GM21, 2 m, JL943, photo; MNHN-IU-2013-6825, JL1102a, photo, MNHN-IU-2013-6878, st. GM25, 1 m, JL1102b, photo.
Comment: Based on photographs (J. Poupin) it seems that this lot of specimens includes probably Callinectes exasperatus and a Portunus aff. anceps (5132).
Also : Ovalipes sp. - Guadeloupe - Karubenthos 2012, det. E. Macpherson & Carmona-Suarez, Besse 2013 - MNHN-IU-2013-6826, st. GM01, JL926, ; MNHN-IU-2013-5186, st. GM21, JL943, Photo; MNHN-IU-2013-6825, st. GM25, JL1102a, Photo; MNHN-IU-2013-6878, st. GM25, JL1102b, Photo; MNHN-IU-2013-6828, st. GM01, JL1324, Photo; MNHN-IU-2013-5132, st. GD63, JL1408, Photo; MNHN-IU-2013-5287, st. GM18, JL862 (nb, J. Poupin, September 2016, examination of photographs JL943, JL1102a-b, JL1324 are more probably a callinectes ?exasperatus; JL1408, more probably Portunus ?anceps; JL862 not located.)

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