Decapoda - Brachyura - Xanthidae - Edwardsium

Edwardsium spinimanum (H. Milne Edwards, 1834)



World Distribution
Rathbun (1930) - Western Atlantique. Bahamas, Lesser Antilles ICA (Guadeloupe, Dominique, Martinique).
Melo (1996: 345) Antilles, Guyane, Brazil.

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 12-138 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, Barbados). 12-138 m. WA.
Cancer miniatus Desbonne, in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867: 23, pl. IV, fig. 3, Guadeloupe ['le Moule', November 5, 1853] - Accepted as Edwardsium spinimanus (H. Milne Edwards, 1834).
Cancer spinimanus H. Milne Edwards, 1834: 378, 'Patrie inconnue' - Type locality is probably Lesser Antilles (Guadeloupe), because A. Milne-Edwards (1873-1881: 250) has indicated: 'Cette espèce, dont la présence n'a ici été signalée qu'à la Guadeloupe …'.
Medaeus spinimanus - A. Milne-Edwards, 1880a: 12, Barbados [R/V Blake, st. 287, 7.5-60 brasses]. - A. Milne-Edwards, 1873-1881: 250, pl. 44, fig. 3, Guadeloupe. - A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1923: 315, Barbados [R/V Blake, st. 287, Barbades, 7.5-50 brasses]- Rathbun, 1930: 274, pl. 113, Guadeloupe, Dominique, Martinique.
Edwardsium spinimanus - Guinot, 1967a: 364, fig. 29 ?Guadeloupe, Martinique [male 28x39 mm, ?Guadeloupe, fig. 29; male 28.5x40 mm, Martinique, male pleopod fig. 34a-b].
Edwardsium spinimanum - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012 (12-138 m), det. J. Poupin October 2013, 1 male 12.1 x 15.6 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-14502, JL324 (photo field), st. GD06 (130 m); 1 male 22.3 x 29.8 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-14505, photo (field), JL375, st. GN13 (138 m); 1 male 15.5 x 19.5 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-14501(?), JL366, st. GN13 (138 m); 1 sp. MNHN-IU-2013-14501, st. GN15 (35 m) (st. GN15 possibly in error for st. GN13); 1 male 23.2 x 30.3 mm, (photos), 1 female, MNHN-IU-2013-14503, JL878, st. GN22 (120 m, trap); 1 female 18.7 x 24.7 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-14504, JL953 (photo field), st. GN23 (130 m); 1 female 16.9 x 22.3 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-14506, JL1084 (photo field), st. GS24 (12 m).

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