Decapoda - Brachyura - Panopeidae - Panoplax

Panoplax depressa Stimpson, 1871

World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009, Checklist) - Western Atlantic, 5-101 m. NCar–GMx, Antil, Brazil.

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 5-101 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Barbados). 5-101 m. WA.
Panoplax depressa - Rathbun, 1921: 76, Barbados [Barbados-Antigua Expedition 1918]. - Rathbun, 1933: 80, Barbados. - Carré, 2005: 23, Martinique.
Panoplax depressa, Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012 (6-80 m), det. J. Poupin October 2013 - 1 male 5.0x6.9 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-16247, st. GB06 (23 m), JL462, photo field; 1 female ov. 5.0x6.9 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-16255, st. GB14 (49 m) (registered in MNHN as GR14, in error), JL852 (same as JL339, JL1074; photo lab); 1 female 4.9x6.9 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-16257, st. GB17 (13 m), JL914 (photo field); 1 juvenile, MNHN-IU-2013-16256, st. GB19 (11 m), JL988a; 1 male 7.5x10.2 mm, 1 male 5.4x7.8 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-16258, st. GB21 (8 m), JL1074; 1 male juvenile, MNHN-IU-2013-16249, st. GB26 (29 m), JL1269b (similar to JL1074, pleopod with juvenile aspect; to be checked carefully); 1 female 4.2x5.9 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-16260, (photo labo), st. GD08 (35 m), JL428b; 1 male 5.7x8.4 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-16259, bad condition, pleopod checked, st. GD16 (10 m), JL673, photo field; 1 male (pleopod checked), MNHN-IU-2013-16261, st. GD52 (6 m), JL1273a; 3 spp., MNHN-IU-2013-16253, st. GD61 (80 m), lot 1433b; 1 male 3.5x5.0 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-16254, st. GR07 (24 m), JL339 (same pleopod as JL1074); 1 female 7.3x10.2 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-14479, st. GR27 (8 m), JL841, photo field; 1 male 4.9x6.8 mm, ?1 juvenile, MNHN-IU-2013-16252, st. GS09 (11 m), no JL (photo labo); 1 male, 1 female, ?1 juvenile, MNHN-IU-2013-14514, st. GS12 (6 m), no JL; 1 female juvenile, MNHN-IU-2013-16248, st. GS13 (50 m), no JL; 3 juveniles, MNHN-IU-2013-16250, st. GS21 (14 m), JL888, juveniles, det with doubt; 1 female, MNHN-IU-2013-16251, st. GS29 (29 m), no JL (match quite well drawing of M. laevimanus holotype in Chace (1940: 35, fig. 13, Torreia).

Comment(s) on data
Determination based on Micropanope laevimanus Chace, 1940: 35, fig. 13-14, Torreia (especially setation along the front). Micropanope levimanus Chace, 1940 is a synonym of this species. Male pleopod match illustration given by Guinot (1969: 257, fig. 28a-b, Bulletin du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle). First identification as 'Micropanopa aff. pusilla' but male pleopod is clearly different.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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