Decapoda - Brachyura - Plagusiidae - Euchirograpsus

Euchirograpsus americanus A. Milne-Edwards, 1880



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009, Checklist) - Western Atlantic, 30-508 m. Georges Bk–GMx, Antil–Brazil. Lesser Antilles (Guadeloupe, Barbados type locality).

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 30-508 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (Guadeloupe, St Lucia, Barbados). 30-508 m. WA.
Euchirograpsus americanus A. Milne-Edwards, 1880a: 18, Barbados [R/V Blake, st. 278, 69 fathoms]. - Rathbun, 1918: 282, St Lucia, Barbados. - Rathbun, 1921: 78, Barbados [Barbados-Antigua Expedition 1918]. - A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1923: 351, Barbados [R/V Blake, st. 278, Barbades, 69 brasses].
Euchirograpsus americanus - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012, det. J. Poupin October 2013, 1 female 8.9 x 9.6 mm, MNHN-IU-2013-16317, st. GD70 (100 m) (erroneously as GB01 in MNHN), no JL.
Comment: Specimen from Guadeloupe (MNHN-IU-2013-16317) is very similar to Euchirograpsus antillensis Türkay, 1975, also reported from Guadeloupe (Poupin, 1994; R/Vpolka, trap 148 m). However, the armature of P2 merus is that of E. americanus, based on drawings for both species in Türkay (1975: 113, fig. 16a-b).

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