Decapoda - Brachyura - Epialtidae - Stenocionops

Stenocionops coelatus (A. Milne-Edwards, 1878)



World Distribution
Santana et al. (2004: 859 - Journal of Plankton Research, 26(8): 859-874) - Western Atlantic - p. 859 "According to Rathbun (Rathbun, 1925) and Williams (Williams, 1984), S. furcatus coelatus has a restricted distribution within the range of S. furcatus, being limited to an
area from off Beaufort, NC, to Barbados in the West Indies. On the other hand, some authors [e.g. (Melo, 1996)] do not recognize this subspecies and include its range within the distribution of S. furcatus (Holthuis, 1959; Velez, 1977; Melo, 1999) to Brazil."
Depth range from A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier (1923) and Rathbun (1925) - 25-508 m.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Hard bottom (rock and rubbles)

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 25-508 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution (following remarks in Santana et al., 2004; depth range from A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1923, and Rathbun, 1925): WA. Lesser Antilles, ICA (St Martin, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Lucia, Barbados), IOV (Margarita, Cubagua, Tortuga). 25-508 m.
Pericera cornuta - H. Milne-Edwards, 1834-1840: vol. I, 335, pl. XIV bis, fig. 5 'Habite la mer des Antilles'. - Streets, 1872: 131, St Martin [coll. Van Rijgersma]. - Desbonne, in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867: 3/12, Guadeloupe [on le trouve assez souvent dans les nasses que les pêcheurs tendent à de grandes profondeurs]. - A. Milne-Edwards, 1873-1880: 51, 'Antilles, très répandue' [très répandue, non seulement dans la mer des Antilles, mais aussi sur les côtes des Etats-Unis … jusqu'à la côte du Brésil à Bahia]. - Doflein, 1899: 179, Martinique. - Holthuis, 1959: 76, St Martin [Museum Philadelphia, coll. Van Rijgersma, 'the specimen mentionned by Streets (1872) seems to have been lost] - See Comments for these synonyms.
Pericera coelata - A. Milne-Edwards, 1880a: 1, Barbados [R/V Blake, st. 272, 76 brasses, st. 277, 106 brasses].
Stenocionops coelata - A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1923: 393, Barbados [R/V Blake, st. 272, 76 brasses, st. 277, 106 brasses; 14-175 brasses, Rathbun la tient pour une simple variété de S. furcata dont elle est très proche].
Stenocionops furcata coelata - Rathbun, 1925: 450, pl. 154, St Lucia, Barbados [St Lucia, 278 fathoms, 1879, Cap. E. Cole; Barbados, 106 fathoms, R/V Blake; exceptionally below 50 to 278 fathoms]. - Rodríguez, 1980: 290 (St Lucia, Barbados). - Marcano & Bolaños, 2001: 79, Cubagua. - Hernández-Ávila et al., 2007: appendix, Cubagua [From literature]. - Lira, 2004: tab. 1, Tortuga.
Stenocionops coelatus - Lira et al., 2013: tab. 1, Margarita, Tortugua. - Carmona-Suárez & Poupin, 2016: 360, Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012, st. GN20, 15 May 2012, 16°25'N, 61°34'W, 258 m, MNHN-IU-2013-6729 (JL824, Photo). - Poupin & Corbari, 2016: in press, Guadeloupe, Karubenthos II 2015, st. DW4599, 22 June 2015, 15°53.14'N, 61°25.15'W, 262-266 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19043; st. CP4623, 26 June 2015, 15°55.72'N, 61°31.02'W, 217-182 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19118 [Specimen dirty on photo, clean carapace and check specimen].
Comments: In H. Milne Edwards (1834-1840: 335) Pericera cornuta is co-specific with Congrejo cornuta, Griffîth Hughes and Maïa taurus Lamarck. In WoRMS Cancer cornuto Herbst, 1804 and Maia taurus Lamarck, 1818 are junior synonyms of Stenocionops furcata. This species is sometimes considered as a synonym or subspecies of Stenocionops furcatus (Olivier, 1791) (e.g. Melo, 1999; Felder et al., 2009), but Rathbun (1925), Williams (1984) and Santana et al. (2004) indicate that S. furcatus coelatus has a restricted distribution within the range of S. furcatus, being limited to an area from off Beaufort, North Carolina, to Barbados in the West Indies.

Comment(s) on data
Comment: Probably Stenocionops furcatus (Olivier, 1791) following synonym in A. Milne-Edwards (1873-1880) and WoRMS (2016). Therefore probably Stenocionops coelatus (A. Milne-Edwards, 1878) for Guadeloupe (see Comments).

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