Decapoda - Brachyura - Xanthidae - Scopolius

Scopolius nuttingi (Rathbun, 1898)



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009, Checklist) - Western Atlantic, 1-183 m - NCar–GMx, Antil, Col, 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: 1-183 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Thomas), ICA (Guadeloupe, Barbados), IOV (Bonaire). 1-183 m. WA.
Xanthias nutting (sic) - Rathbun, 1921: 71, Barbados [Barbados-Antigua Expedition 1918].
Micropanope nuttingi - Rathbun, 1930: 450, St Thomas. - Rathbun, 1933: 67, St Thomas. - Rathbun, 1936: 385, Bonaire [coll. P. Hummelinck, 1930].
Micropanope nuttingi - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012 (4-100 m), det. J. Poupin October 2013; 2 male, 2 female ov., 1 female, MNHN-IU-2013-4787, st. GB01 (6 m), no JL; 1 sp. MNHN-IU-2013-16180, st. GB01 (6 m).; 8 spp., MNHN-IU-2013-16187, st. GB06 (23 m); 1 male, MNHN-IU-2013-16186, st. GB07 (6 m), JL535, pleopod checked; 1 male, MNHN-IU-2013-16182, st. GB10 (6 m), no JL; 1 sp., MNHN-IU-2013-16196, st. GB11 (10 m), no JL; 2 spp., MNHN-IU-2013-16185, st. GB13 (6 m); 3 spp., MNHN-IU-2013-16183, st. GB13 (10 m); 1 female, MNHN-IU-2013-16179, st. GB15 (8 m), JL870b; 2-3 juveniles, MNHN-IU-2013-16188, st. GB16 (19 m), no JL; 1 male 3.2 x 4.4 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-16178, st. GB19 (11 m), JL988b, pleopod checked; 1 male, MNHN-IU-2013-16177, st. GB21 (8 m); 1 male, MNHN-IU-2013-16197, st. GB22 (12 m), JL1115b; 1 male, MNHN-IU-2013-16198, st. GB30 (16 m); 1 male, 1 female, MNHN-IU-2013-16191, st. GB30 (16 m), no JL; 2 spp, MNHN-IU-2013-16203, st. GB31 (15 m), JL1430b; 1 male, GD06 (6 m), no JL; 2 juveniles (very small), MNHN-IU-2013-16202, st. GD08 (35 m); 3 spp., MNHN-IU-2013-16172, st. GD17 (30 m), JL635b; 4 males, 3 females, MNHN-IU-2013-16200, st. GD20 (35 m), noJL (same pleopod as GD29); 1 male 2.8 x 3.7 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-16194, st GD29 (4 m), no JL (photo labo, pleopod); 1 female, MNHN-IU-2013-16192, same as male in GD29, st. GD52 (6 m), JL1295a; 1 male (pleopod checked), MNHN-IU-2013-16171, st. GD52 (6 m), JL1273b; 6 spp., MNHN-IU-2013-16184, st. GD52 (6 m), no JL; 1 female with sacculina, MNHN-IU-2013-16170, st. GD70 (100 m), no JL; 1 female ov. 2.2 x 3.0 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-16169, st. GR12 (21 m), no JL; 1 female, MNHN-IU-2013-16195, st. GR19 (15 m), no JL; 1 male, MNHN-IU-2013-16190, st. GS03 (6 m), JL118; 1 male juvenile, MNHN-IU-2013-16181, st. GS04 (11 m), no JL; 1 female ov. 2.4 x 3.2 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-16199, st. GS07 (13 m); 1 male, 1 female, MNHN-IU-2013-16176, st. GS12 (6 m), no JL; 5 juveniles, MNHN-IU-2013-16174, st. GS13 (50 m), no JL; 1 female, MNHN-IU-2013-16175, st. GS15 (27 m), no JL; 1 sp., MNHN-IU-2013-16173, st. GS18 (49 m); 1 male, MNHN-IU-2013-16204, st. GS20 (19 m) (photo pleopod male); 1 sp., MNHN-IU-2013-16193, st. GS20 (19 m), JL891a; 3 juveniles, MNHN-IU-2013-16201, st. GS22 (45 m), JL983; 1 female juvenile, MNHN-IU-2013-16189, st. GS23 (7 m).
Comment: Determinations are based on Rathbun (1930) key and description. Overall, morphological characters reported by Ratbhun (1930) are all verified. The male pleopod is very characteristic (unfortunately not verified on comparison specimens or in littérature), with a sub-distal leaf-like terminaison (ressembling a ring) having a curved short terminal expansion. There are some similarities with Garthiope barbudensis but the male pleopod is definitely different. In WoRMS (2016) this species is now placed in genus Scopolius Štev?i?, 2011.

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