Decapoda - Brachyura - Polybiidae - Macropipus

Macropipus guadalpensis (Saussure, 1858)



World Distribution
Türkay (1971: 118) - Type locality of this species is unclear. There is a possible confusion with 'Guadalupe' Azores as the genus Macropipus is not in America.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Soft bottom (mud or sand)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-10 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Probably not WA but Azores (see comment).
Portunus guadalpensis (sic) Saussure, 1857: 502, Guadeloupe.
Portunus guadulpensis Saussure, 1858: 433, Guadeloupe [pl. 2, fig. 10]. - Desbonne, in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867: 36, Guadeloupe. - A. Milne-Edwards, 1873-1880: 236, Guadeloupe.
Macropipus guadulpensis - Türkay, 1971: 118, not Guadeloupe but probably Guadalupe in Azores, see comment.
Comment: After examination of the male type specimen in Genève Türkay (1971) indicate that as the genus Macropipus is not in America and as there is a place in the Azore named 'Guadalupe' there is a possible confusion for type locality, Guadeloupe being reported by error.

Comment(s) on data
Comment in Ng et al. (2008) - p. 156 - The identities of Portunus guadulpensis Saussure, 1858, and Ovalipes ocellatus floridanus Hay & Shore, 1918, were substantially clarified by Türkay (1971) when he redescribed and figured their types. It leaves no doubt that Saussure’s species is not a species of Ovalipes as had been presumed by some authors but belonging to Macropipus instead. Williams (1976) agreed, and elaborated on the taxonomy of the American species of Ovalipes.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database