Decapoda - Brachyura - Parthenopidae - Parthenope

Parthenope agona (Stimpson, 1871)



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - Western Altantic -46-391m.NCar–GMx, Antil, nS Am, Brz.

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 46-391 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: WA. North Carolina to Gulf of Mexico, Antilles, northern South America, Brazil. Lesser Antilles, VGI (St Croix), ICA (Guadeloupe, Barbados, Trinidad), IOV (Margarita, Cubagua). 46-391 m.
Lambrus agonus - A. Milne-Edwards, 1880a: 4, St Croix, Barbados [R/V Blake, 82-115 brasses]. - A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1923: 354, St Croix, Barbados [R/V Blake, st. 132, Santa Cruz, 115 brasses; st. 293, Barbades, 82 brasses].
Parthenope (Parthenope) agonus - Rathbun, 1925: 513, pl. 178-179, pl. 275, fig. 1-3, Trinidad [off]. - Türkay, 1968: 254, Margarita [coll. Dr. Vogelsang, 1968]. - Gore & Scotto, 1979: 39, Barbados, Trinidad, Margarita. - Hernández-Ávila et al., 2007: appendix, Cubagua [From literature].
Parthenope agona - Poupin & Corbari, 2016: in press, Guadeloupe - Karubenthos 2012, det. Macpherson, Besse 2013, st. GD01, 04 May 2012, 16°22.57'N, 61°34.12'W, 80 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4824; st. GD23, 14 May 2012, 16°24.97'N, 61°32.75'W, 80 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4944 (JL752); st. GD25, 14 May 2012, 16°25'N, 61°33'W, 160 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4891 (JL751), 4939, 6757 (JL775-Photo); st. GD31, 16 May 2012, 16°24.97'N, 61°32.8'W, 85 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4936; st. GN14, 06 May 2012, 16°23'N, 61°37'W, 150 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4804 (JL334-Photo); det. J. Poupin, st. GD28, 15 May 2012, 16°25'N, 61°33'W, 110 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4447 [photo, 1 M 5.9x6.1 JL819a, first id as S. fraterculus but ambulatory legs are not spinose as in typical S. fraterculus; this specimen is more probably a S. agona with unusual long branchial spines along postero-lateral margin of carapace; Gore & Scotto (1979, fig. 18) have illustrated variation of spines on carapace for S. agona] - Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4517, 9 June 2015, 16°24.4'N, 61°34'W, 178-185 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18819; st. DW4593, 22 June 2015, 15°55.82'N, 61°26.35'W, 152-133 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19008; st. DW4597, 22 June 2015, 15°55.47'N, 61°23.48'W, 210-208 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19029; st. DW4622, 26 June 2015, 15°55.56'N, 61°30.76'W, 203-182 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19099 [This specimen with unusual deep holes on postero-dorsal carapace, ?normal variation].
Comment: this is a first record for Guadeloupe Island with collections also made during Karubenthos 2012 between 80-160 m using dredges and traps. There is some variation in the length of spines on the carapace and legs in specimens examined but in the range of variation illustrated by Gore & Scotto (1979, fig. 18).

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