Decapoda - Brachyura - Grapsidae - Goniopsis

Goniopsis cruentata (Latreille, 1803)



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - Western Atlantic. 2 m< - Ber, E Fla–GMx, Antil, Carib–Brazil. - Chace & Hobbs (1969: 163) - Bermudas to Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil (Bermudas, Eleuthera I., New Providence I., Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Saint Thomas, Saint Croix, Dominica, Barbados, Islas Los Roques, Curacao, Isla de Providencia); but 'eastern Atlantic from
Senegal to northern Angola' is now Goniopsis pelii (Herklots, 1851) (cf. Manning & Holthuis, 1981). Also Guadeloupe.

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

Vertical range : Land & Freshwater - Min-Max observed: 0-0 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Thomas, St Croix), Lesser Antilles ICA (St Martin, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, Barbados, Trinidad), IOV (Margarita, Cubagua, Los Roques, Curaçao). Terrestrial - Intertidal. WA.
Grapsus cruentatus - H. Milne Edwards, 1834-1840: 85, Habite les Antilles. - Desbonne, in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867: 48, Guadeloupe [MNHN dry collection n°151 B-18805; photo].
Goniopsis cruentata - Rathbun, 1918: 238, Barbados, Curaçao. - Rathbun, 1920a: 24, Curaçao [coll. J. Boeke]. - Rathbun, 1921: 77, Barbados [Barbados-Antigua Expedition 1918]. - Rathbun, 1924: 18, Curaçao [coll. C.J. van der Horst, 1920]. - Chace, 1956: 158, Los Roques. - Chace & Hobbs, 1969: 160, St Thomas, St Croix, Dominica, Barbados, Los Roques, Curacao. - Hagen, 1977: 33, Trinidad. - Rodríguez, 1980: 378, Margarita. - Hernández et al., 1999: tab. 2, Margarita [Laguna de Las Marites]. - Carré, 2005: 23, Martinique. - Hernández-Ávila et al., 2007: appendix, Cubagua [From literature]. - Vaslet et al., 2013: 245, annexe 3, Guadeloupe [from Bourgeois-Lebel 1982, not seen].
Goniopsis cruentata - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 16/04/2012, UF32164, photo dSTM_2775 - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012, det. J. Poupin Besse, 2013, remains of carapace, chelae, legs, JL723, MNHN-IU-2013-6654, GM16 (mangrove) - Martinique, photo in mangrove, R. Marraud des Grottes, 2016.

Comment(s) on data
First Id for Karubenthos 2012, erroneously, as Ucides cordatus: carapace and additional pair of separated chela is obviously from G. cruentata (see photos).

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