Decapoda - Brachyura - Portunidae - Achelous

Achelous spinimanus (Latreille, 1819)



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - Western Atlantic. 1-393 m, Ber, NJer–GMx, Antil, Carib–Brazil

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-393 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Thomas), ICA (Saba, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Trinidad), IOV (Margarita, Cubagua, Aruba). 1-393 m. WA.
Achelous spinimanus - A. Milne-Edwards, 1873-1880: 230, pl. 39, fig. 2, Antilles. - Doflein, 1899: 180, Martinique.
Lupea spinimana - Desbonne, in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867: 37, Guadeloupe [n°117, dry collection MNHN 18836; 'La Guadeloupe, se rencontre souvent dans les nasses à de grandes profondeurs, Cirique de mer']. - Faxon, 1896: 144, Saba Bank [R/V Blake, st. 144, 21 fathoms] - Accepted as Portunus (Achelous) spinimanus (Latreille, 1819) in Rathbun (1930: 62).
Neptunus (Achelous) spinimanus - A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1923: 312, Saba [R/V Blake, st. 144, 21 brasses]
Portunus (Achelous) spinimanus - Rathbun, 1920a: 16, St Martin, Aruba [coll. J. Boeke, 1905]. - Rathbun, 1930: 62, pl. 26-28, St Thomas, St Martin, Aruba. - Rathbun, 1933: 46, St Thomas. - Hernández et al., 1999: tab. 2, Margarita [Laguna de Las Marites]. - Hernández-Ávila et al., 2007: tab. 1, Cubagua. - Vaslet et al., 2013: 245, annexe 3, Guadeloupe [from Bourgeois-Lebel 1982, not seen].
Portunus spinimanus - Powers, 1977: 86, Trinidad [From unidentified reference].
Portunus spinimanus - Guadeloupe - Karubenthos 2012, det. E. Macpherson & C. Carmona-Suarez, Besse 2013, 1 sp. MNHN-IU-2013-5420, st. GB03,22 m, JL321; 1 sp. MNHN-IU-2013-5371, st. GB13, 10 m, JL747; 1 sp. MNHN-IU-2013-5305, st. GD48, 27 m, JL1236.

Comment(s) on data
In Achelous spinicarpus, spine on carpus of cheliped is much longer.

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