Decapoda - Brachyura - Domeciidae - Domecia

Domecia acanthophora (Desbonne, in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867)



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009, Checklist) - Western & Eastern Atlantic, 1-146 m. Ber, NCar–GMx–Brazil, As I, E Atl.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with corals (obligate)

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-146 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Thomas), ICA (St Barthelemy, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Barbados), IOV (Margarita, Cubagua, Los Roques, Bonaire, Curaçao). 1-146 m. ATL.
Neleus acanthomorphus Desbonne, in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867: 35, Guadeloupe [parmi les coraux].
Domecia hispida - Stimpson, 1860: 218, St Thomas [coll. A.H. Riise]. - A. Milne-Edwards, 1873-1880: 345, pl. 58, fig. 2, St Thomas, Guadeloupe. - Doflein, 1899: 180, Martinique. - Rathbun, 1921: 75, Barbados [Barbados-Antigua Expedition 1918]. - Rathbun, 1924: 16, Curaçao [coll. C.J. van der Horst, 1920]. - Rathbun, 1930: 554, specimens from WA only, St Thomas, Barbados, Curaçao. - Rathbun, 1933: 76, St Thomas. - Rathbun, 1936: 386, Bonaire, Curaçao [coll. P. Hummelinck, 1930]. - Chace, 1956: 157, Los Roques. - Rodríguez, 1980: 371 (Los Roques, from Chace, 1956). - Tagliafico et al., 2005: tab. 1, Margarita (Los Frailes). - Hernández-Ávila et al., 2007: appendix, Cubagua [From literature] - All not Domecia hispida Eydoux & Souleyet, 1842, distributed in the IWP only, but Domecia acanthophora (Desbonne in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867), analogous species in WA.
Pilumnus melanacanthus - Nobili, 1898: 2, St Thomas [coll. Duchassaing] - Pilumnus melanacanthus Kingsley, 1879 accepted as Domecia acanthophora (Desbonne, in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867) in WoRMS (2016).
Domecia acanthophora - Grajal & Laughlin, 1984: 226, Los Roques. - Felder et al., 2009, checklist. - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012, det. J. Poupin October 2013, st. GM07, 1 m, JL363, 1 F 5.1x6.5 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-16277 (in field notes sation indicated as st. GN18 and/or GR10, probably in error for GM07) photo field, labo. - St Barthélemy, 2017, photo K. Questel.
Comment: Williams (1984: 419) can be consulted for historical of similar Domecia species: D. glabra and D. hispida in the IWP, and D. acanthophora, D. africana in ATL).

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