Decapoda - Brachyura - Xanthidae - Cataleptodius

Cataleptodius floridanus (Gibbes, 1850)



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009: 1084, checklist) - Western Atlantic - Ber, E Fla–GMx, Carib–Brazil, 0-33 m - Braza et al. (2005: 31, Biota Neotropica) - Eastern Atlantic - Africa (Guiné to Gabão).

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

Vertical range : Intertidal - Min-Max observed: 0-33 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Thomas, St Croix), Lesser Antilles, ICA (St Martin, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Barbados); IOV (Margarita, Cubagua, Tortuga, Los Roques, Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba). 0-33 m. ATL.
Chlorodius limosus Desbonne in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867: 30, Guadeloupe [près des plages vaseuses] - Type not extant in Ratbhun (1930), accepted as Cataleptodius floridanus (Gibbes, 1850) in WoRMS (2016).
Chlorodius caribaeus Desbonne in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867: 31, Guadeloupe. - Leptodius ?caribaeus - A. Milne-Edwards, 1873-1880: 270, Guadeloupe [from Desbonne with this remark: cette espèce ne diffère d'ailleurs du Leptodius floridanus que par sa largeur plus grande]. - Rathbun, 1930: 462, footnote 52, 'the identity of Chlorodius caribaeus' Desbonne … has not been determined' - Chlorodius caribaeus Desbonne is a species incertae sedis, not located in MHNN, dry collection of Desbonne and not indicated in WoRMS (2016) nor in Ng et al. (1998); it is most probably a junior synonym of Cataleptodius floridanus.
Leptodius floridanus - A. Milne-Edwards, 1873-1880: 268, pl. 49, fig. 2, Antilles. - Nobili, 1898: 1, St Thomas [coll. Duchassaing]. - Rathbun, 1921: 69, Antigua, Barbados [Barbados-Antigua Expedition 1918]. - Rathbun, 1924: 14, Curaçao [coll. C.J. van der Horst, 1920]. - Rathbun, 1930: 297, pl. 137, fig. 1-2, pl. 138, fig. 1, St Thomas, St Croix, Antigua, Barbados, Curaçao. - Rathbun, 1933: 58, St Thomas, St Croix. - Rathbun, 1936: 384, Bonaire, Klein Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba [coll. P. Hummelinck, 1930]. - Chace, 1956: 155, Los Roques. - Rodríguez, 1980: 356, Margarita, Tortuga.
Cataleptodius floridanus - Hernández et al, 1999: tab. 2, Margarita [Laguna de Las Marites]. - Lira, 2004: tab. 1, Tortuga [Also from literature]. - Tagliafico et al., 2005: tab. 1, Margarita (Los Frailes). - Hernández-Ávila et al., 2007: tab. 1, Cubagua.
Cataleptodius floridanus - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 12/04/2012, UF31921, photo dSTM_2515; 20/04/2012, UF32361, photo dSTM_6622 - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012 (1-4 m), det. J. Poupin October 2013, 1 female juv. 4.9x6.3 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-16289, JL1425c (juvenile aspect), st. GB32 (4 m); 1 male, MNHN-IU-2013-16288, JL113a, st. GM03 (1 m); 1 male, MNHN-IU-2013-14518, JL127 (photo field), st. GM04 (1 m); 1 male 16.6x23.6 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-14521, J286 (photo, pleopod), 2 males, 1 female, 1 juv., MNHN-IU-2013-14522, JL1041 (photo), 2 males, 2 females ov., 1 female, MNHN-IU-2013-14525, JL244, 1 male 15.3x21.5 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-14520, JL241, photo field, st GM06 (1 m); 1 female, MNHN-IU-2013-16290, JL468, 1 juvenile, MNHN-IU-2013-14511, JL469c, 3 males (photo field 1 male 9.4x12.9 mm), JL477, st. GM09 (1 m); 2 males, 2 females, 1 female ov., photo 1 male 15.3x22.5 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-14512, JL546, 1 male, 1 female ov., 1 female, MNHN-IU-2013-14524, JL1284, st. GM10 (1 m); 3 males, MNHN-IU-2013-14523, JL705, st. GM14 (1 m); 2 males, 1 female, MNHN-IU-2013-14517, JL1125, st. GM25 (1 m); 1 male 14x18.9 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-14516, JL1159, 1 female JL1518b, st. GM27 (1 m); 1 sp. MNHN-IU-2013-14510, 8 spp., MNHN-IU-2013-14526, no JL, st. GM37 (2 m); with hesitation, check male pleopod, 3 males, photo field 1 male 9.4x12.9 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-14519, JL477, shape of carapace is different, st. GM09 (3 m).

Comment(s) on data
Det. With Rathbun (1930: 296, Key of Leptodius).

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