Decapoda - Brachyura - Leucosiidae - Lithadia

Lithadia cadaverosa Stimpson, 1871

World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - Western Atlantic - 46-62 m.E GMx, Bah.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 46-62 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (?St Martin, ?St Barthélemy, Guadeloupe, Martinique). 46-62 m, updated to 3-130 m (Guadeloupe, Karubenthos, 2012). WA.
Lithadia ?cadaverosa - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 2012, UF32090, photo dSTM_5196, 14/04/2012; photographs pre-determined as Lithadia cumingii, an eastern Pacific species, corrected herein into L. ?cadaverosa: UF31940, photo dSTM_1403, photo dSTM_2337, 11-12/04/2012; UF32337, photo dSTM_6290, 19/04/2012; UF32362, photo dSTM_6631, 20/04/2012.
Lithadia cadaverosa - Guadeloupe - Karubenthos 2012 (3-130 m), det. E. Macpherson, Besse 2013, MNHN-IU-2013-4737, st. GB10, 8 m; MNHN-IU-2013-4731, st. GD27, 120 m, JL847, photo; MNHN-IU-2013-4564, st. GD33, 130 m, JL923, photo; MNHN-IU-2013-4736, st. GD42, 3 m; MNHN-IU-2013-4574, st. GD43, 4 m, JL1146, photo; MNHN-IU-2013-4757, st. GD55, 85 m, JL1358, photo; MNHN-IU-2013-4734, st. GS18, 49 m; MNHN-IU-2013-4566, st. GS28, 5 m, JL1210, photo; MNHN-IU-2013-4548, st. GS36, 50 m, JL1471, photo - Martinique, photo in situ Y. Buske, October 2015, det from photo J. Poupin February 2016 [1 sp. Guadeloupe, st. GD42, 3 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4753, first det. as Speloeophorus pontifer, re-det. D. Felder (May 2018) as Lithadia cadaverosa].
Lithadia cf. cadaverosa - Questel, 2019: 14, St Barthélemy.
Comment: The dorsal aspect of the carapace is rather variable on specimens examined from St Martin and Guadeloupe. There is the possibily that some of them are Lithadia granulosa A. Milne-Edwards, 1880 instead, a species still poorly known, reported only from St Croix (see under L. granulosa).

Comment(s) on data
Note Poupin, 2014 - L. cumingii is an Eastern Pacific species. Check all IDs from St Martin. Tentatively entered under L. cadaverosa. - Comment: There are a lot of morphological variation in the specimens examined from Guadeloupe (Karubenthos 2012). A few of them could be Lithadia granulosa A. Milne-Edwards, 1880, also reported in the Lesser Antilles. Comparison specimens would be useful to confirm several of these records. At St Martin all identifications are from photographs and must be confirmed with examination of the specimens.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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