Decapoda - Brachyura - Eriphiidae - Eriphia

Eriphia gonagra (Fabricius, 1781)

World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009, Checklist) - Western Atlantic, 0-3 m - Ber, NCar–GMx, Antil, Carib–Arg, including Brazil.

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

Vertical range : Intertidal - Min-Max observed: 0-3 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Thomas, St John, St Croix), Lesser Antilles, ICA (St Martin, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Isla de Aves, Martinique, Barbados, Trinidad), IOV (Margarita, Cubagua, Tortuga, Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba). 0-3 m. WA.
Eriphia gonagra - Desbonne, in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867: 26, Guadeloupe [dans les roches submergées du rivage]. - A. Milne-Edwards, 1873-1880: 338, pl. 56, fig. 4 'Antilles'. - Rathbun, 1920a: 23, Aruba [coll. J. Boeke]. - Rathbun, 1921: 75, Antigua, Barbados [Barbados-Antigua Expedition 1918]. - Rathbun, 1924: 16, Curaçao [coll. C.J. van der Horst, 1920]. - Ratbhun, 1930: 545, St John, St Croix, Guadeloupe, Antigua, Barbados, Trinidad, Aruba. - Rathbun, 1933: 75, St Thomas, St John, St Croix. - Rathbun, 1936: 386, Bonaire, Klein Bonaire, Aruba [coll. P. Hummelinck, 1930]. - Holthuis, 1959: 76, St Martin [Museum Philadelphia, coll. Van Rijgersma]. - Rodríguez, 1980: 370, Margarita, Tortuga also Aruba, Trinidad from Rathbun, 1930). - Garcia et al., 1998: tab. 1, Isla de Aves. - Lira, 2004: tab. 1, Tortuga [Also from literature]. - Carré, 2005: 23, Martinique. - Hernández-Ávila et al., 2007: tab. 1, Cubagua. - Koh & Ng, 2008: 330, St Thomas.
Eriphia gonagra - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012, det. J. Poupin October 2013, 1 male juvenile 4.8x6.4 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-16273, st. GM08, 1 m, JL403, photo; 3 males, 2 ov. Females, MNHN-IU-2013-14498, st. GM22, 1 m, JL1013, photo 1 ov. Female 11.5x16 mm, 1 male 8.4x12.6 mm.

Eriphia gonagra — Parasram et al., 2023 (Zootaxa): 14, Barbados, Drill Hall, St. Michael, nearshore rubble, 13°04’36.30”N, 59°36’26.63”W, 1 M CW: 19.1 mm (BLSZ 137). Idem, 1 F CW: 23.7 mm (BLSZ 152). Idem, 1 F CW: 21.1 mm (BLSZ 243). Idem, 1 M CW: 10.9 mm (MZUSP 40881).

French Guiana and surroundings areas: Guiana, Suriname, Brazil (Amapà)
Eriphia gonagra – Holthuis, 1959a: 210, Suriname (doubtful) [For Carpilius corallinus, Actaea setigera and Eriphia gonagra: occurrence in Suriname of the above three species of Xanthidae is highly dubious. The Hamburg Museum possesses a male of Carpilius corallinus, and two males and an ovigerous female of Eriphia gonagra labelled "Surinam". Dr. A. Panning of the Hamburg Museum was so kind to inform me that the correctness of the labels of these specimens, like that of the male of Calappa ocellata (vid. p. 166 of the present paper), is not at all certain, the material may actually originate from Barbados. Actaea setigera was reported from Suriname by Neumann (1878, p. 21), but as pointed out on p. 14 of the present paper, it is more likely that Neumann's so-called Suriname material actually is of Antillean origin. The three Xanthids mentioned here all are rather typical inhabitants of coral reef habitats and therefore could hardly be expected to live on the muddy Suriname coast]. — Foulquié, 2012: tab. 17–18, French Guiana [rocky intertidal at islet 'Petit Connétable'].
Distribution/Habitat – WA; Marine; 0–3 m.
Remark – Holthuis (1959a) was reluctant to report this species from Suriname because of unavailble rocky places. The observation in French Guiana by Foulquié (2012), however, demonstrate that this species can be present in limited places of the FGR.

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