Decapoda - Brachyura - Xanthidae - Actaea

Actaea acantha (H. Milne Edwards, 1834)



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009, Checklist) - Western Atlantic, 1-25 m - Fla Keys, W GMx, Antil, Col, Brazil. Lesser Antilles (St Barthélemy, Guadeloupe).

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-25 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (St Barthélemy, Guadeloupe). 1-25 m. WA.
Cancer affinis Desbonne, in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867: 24, Guadeloupe - Desbonne (1867) indicate for his new species 'espèce voisine de Cancer acanthus, mais beaucoup plus petite'. This record not retreived in WoRMS nor in Ng et al. (1998), indicated herein as possible junior synonym of Actaea acantha (H. Milne Edwards, 1834).
Cancer acanthus - Desbonne, in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867: 22, Guadeloupe [Habite les côtes de la Guadeloupe dans les trous des cayes et sous les pierres].
Actaea acantha - A. Milne-Edwards, 1873-1880: 245, pl. 43, fig. 1, Guadeloupe [Le Muséum de Paris en a reçu un exemplaire provenant de la Guadeloupe]. - Odhner, 1925: 53, St Barthélemy. - Rathbun, 1930: 261, pl. 105, fig. 5, pl. 106, fig. 1-2, St Barthélemy, Guadeloupe [St Bartholomew].
Actaea acantha - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012 (1-15 m), det. J. Poupin October 2013, 1 juvenile, MNHN-IU-2013-16296, st. GD42 (3 m), no JL ('photo bino'); 1 female, MNHN-IU-2013-14530, st. GM22 (1 m), JL1016c; 1 male 16.6x23.3 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-14529, st. GM34 (1 m), JL1443 (photo field); 1 male 11.6x16.2 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-16294, st. GR27 (8 m), JL842 (photo field); 1 male 19.5x27.8 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-14527, st. GR38 (5 m), JL1168; 1 male 17.2x23.7 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-14528, st. GR49 (15 m), JL1396 (photo labo).

Comment(s) on data
Specimens Karubenthos 2012, not retreived, 1 juvenile, st. GS06 (23 m), no JL; 1 juvenile, st. GB31 (15 m), JL1430a.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database