Decapoda - Brachyura - Xanthidae - Micropanope

Micropanope pusilla A. Milne-Edwards, 1880



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009, Checklist) - Western Atlantic, 7-311 m, Fla Str–GMx, Bah, Antil, Brazil. Virgin Is. (St Thomas), Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe).

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 7-311 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Thomas, St Croix), ICA (Guadeloupe). 7-311 m. WA.
Micropanope pusilla - Rathbun, 1930: 431, pl. 179, fig. 7-8, St Thomas. - Rathbun, 1933: 66, St Thomas, St Croix.
Micropanope pusilla - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012, det. J. Poupin October 2013 with help of D. Felder for shape of male pleopod, 1 female (largest sp.), 3 Xanthidae spp. juv. not identified, MNHN-IU-2013-16242, st. GB12, JL757; 1 male (pleopod checked), 1 female, MNHN-IU-2013-16241, st. GB15 (8 m), JL870a; 1 male 3.9 x 5.3 mm, 1 female, 1 female ov. 2.5 x 3.2 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-16233, st. GB19 (11 m), JL988c (ovigerous female the smallest sp.); 1 female, MNHN-IU-2013-16235, st. GB24 (25 m), JL1258; 1 female, MNHN IU-2013-4911, st. GD02 (80 m), JL217; 1 male, MNHN-IU-2013-16246, st. GD17 (30 m), JL635a; 1 female ov., MNHN-IU-2013-16238, st. GD20 (35 m), JL707; 1 female ov. 3.3 x 4.1 mm, 1 male 3.2 x 4.0 mm (photo labo, pleopod with a 'stylet'), 1 male, 1 female, MNHN-IU-2013-16237, st. GD21 (40 m), no JL; 1 male, MNHN-IU-2013-16232, st. GD29 (4 m), noJL; 1 male (pleopod checked), 1 female, MNHN-IU-2013-16234, st. GD35 (66 m), JL979a; 1 female ov. 2.9 x 3.6 mm (very small), MNHN-IU-2013-16236, st. GD50 (22 m), no JL; 1 male 2.8 x 3.7 mm, st GD59 (88 m), JL1377b; 1 male 4.2 x 5.2 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-16244, st. GD65 (20 m), photo labo; 1 male, 1 juv., MNHN-IU-2013-16230, st. GD69 (60 m); 1 male, MNHN-IU-2013-16226, st. GM34 (1 m), JL1419b, male pleopod with typical 'stylet'; 1 male 4.6 x 5.6, MNHN-IU-2013-16229, st. GR02 (20 m), JL87b (photo labo, plus male pleopod); 1 female ov., MNHN-IU-2013-16228, st. GR50 (4 m); 1 female, MNHN-IU-2013-16243, st. GS01 (3 m), JL45; 1 female, MNHN-IU-2013-16227, st. GS05 (22 m); 2 males (pleopod checked), MNHN-IU-2013-16240, st. GS17 (3 m), JL754.; 1 male, MNHN-IU-2013-16245, st. GS19 (8 m), no JL; 1 male, MNHN-IU-2013-16239, st. GS26 (16 m), noJL, male pleopod with 'stylet'; 1 sp., MNHN-IU-2013-16231, st. GD55 (85 m).
Comment: A specimen of this species, from Bahamas, is illustrated in Lemaitre (1984): 440-441, fig. 7-8), with aspect of male pleopod. The determinations made herein are mostly based on the shape of male pleopod, with a characteristic lateral stylet. In Rathbun (1930: 427) entry C1 in key 'Carapace deeply areolated' is perhaps misleading as the carapace of specimens examined was at most feably areolated, except for 1 female (MNHN IU-2013-4911) otherwise similar to others specimens.

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