Decapoda - Brachyura - Xanthidae - Melybia

Melybia thalamita Stimpson, 1871



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009, Checklist) - Western Atlantic, 2-368 m. NCar–GMx, Antil, Carib–Brz.

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 2-367 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: WA. North Carolina to Gulf of Mexico, Antilles, Caribbean Sea to Brazil. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Barbados), IOV (Curaçao). 2-367 m.
Melybia thalamita - Rathbun, 1920a: 23, Curaçao [coll. J. Boeke]. - Rathbun, 1921: 75, Barbados [Barbados-Antigua Expedition 1918]. - Rathbun, 1930: 562, Barbados, Curaçao. - Carré, 2005: 23, Martinique.
Melybia thalamita - Poupin & Corbari, 2016: in press, Guadeloupe: Karubenthos 2012, 8-80 m (det. J. Poupin October 2013), st. GB12, 14 May 2012, 16°25.61'N, 61°32.57'W, 14 m (MNHN-IU-2013-16220, 1 juvenile); st. GB17, 16 May 2012, 16°23.26'N, 61°31.79'W, 13 m (MNHN-IU-2013-16224, lot JL898, 2 spp.); st. GB15, 15 May 2012, 16°22.57'N, 61°31.74'W, 8 m (MNHN-IU-2013-16222, JL280c, 1 male); st. GB21, 18 May 2012, 16°22.88'N, 61°31.43'W, 8 m (MNHN-IU-2013-14515, lot JL1074, 1 female 3.9x5.0 mm, photo labo; MNHN-IU-2013-16223, 2 spp.); st. GB26, 23 May 2012, 16°22.28'N, 61°38.14'W, 29 m (MNHN-IU-2013-16211, JL1269a, 3 spp.); st. GB22, 19 May 2012, 16°30.57'N, 61°28.45'W, 12 m (MNHN-IU-2013-16212, JL1115c, 2 spp.); st. GB33, 27 May 2012, 16°07.87'N, 61°12.52'W, 50 m (MNHN-IU-2013-16218, lot JL1480a, 2 juveniles; 1 male, 1 ovigerous female); st. GD20, 12 May 2012, 16°15.54'N, 61°48.71'W, 35 m (MNHN-IU-2013-16205?, 2 spp.); st. GD34, 17 May 2012, 16°25.72'N, 61°33.79'W, 80 m (MNHN-IU-2013-16225, lot JL994a, 1 female juvenile); st. GD35, 17 May 2012, 16°22.77'N, 61°34.19'W, 66 m (MNHN-IU-2013-16217, JL979b, 3 spp.); st. GD61, 26 May 2012, 16°11.97'N, 61°03.96'W, 80 m (MNHN-IU-2013-16216, JL1433a, 2 spp.); st. GD69, 28 May 2012, 16°15.97'N, 61°10.18'W, 60 m (MNHN-IU-2013-16215/JL, 1 female); st. GR10, 07 May 2012, 16°08.43'N, 61°46.92'W, 29 m (MNHN-IU-2013-16214, 1 male); st. GR40, 21 May 2012, 15°54'N, 61°39.3'W, 53 m (MNHN-IU-2013-16213, JL1237, 1 male); st. GS02, 03 May 2012, 16°20.94'N, 61°34.39'W, 15 m (MNHN-IU-2013-16221, 1 juvenile); st. GS13, 11 May 2012, 16°02.4'N, 61°45.6'W, 50 m, 2 spp., MNHN-IU-2013-16210; st. GS14, 11 May 2012, 16°05.95'N, 61°47.5'W, 8 m (MNHN-IU-2013-16206, lot JL628, 1 male 4.5x6.2 mm, photo field); st. GS15, 12 May 2012, 16°17.51'N, 61°48.96'W, 27 m (MNHN-IU-2013-16207, 2 spp., MNHN-IU-2013-16219); st. GS19, 15 May 2012, 16°22.57'N, 61°31.74'W, 8 m (MNHN-IU-2013-16209, 2 spp.); st. GS31, 24 May 2012, 16°21.6'N, 61°34.73'W, 29 m (MNHN-IU-2013-16208, JL1327b, 1 sp.) - Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. DW4536 or CP4536, 12 June 2015, 16°40.57'N, 61°27.55'W, 347-323 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18896.
Comment: this small species was very common during Karubenthos 2012, collected between 8-80 m. It is again collected during Karubenthos 2015 much deeper at 323-347 m which is still in the depth range reported for the species.

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