Decapoda - Brachyura - Pseudorhombilidae - Nanoplax

Nanoplax xanthiformis (A. Milne-Edwards, 1880)



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009, Checklist) - Western Atlantic, 9-333 m. NCar–GMx, Antil, nS Am, Brazil. Lesser Antilles: ICA (Guadeloupe, Dominique, Grenada); IOV (Curaçao)

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 9-333 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: WA. North Carolina to Gulf of Mexico, Antilles, northern South America, Brazil. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe, Dominica, Barbados, Grenada), IOV (?Blanquilla, Curaçao). 9-333 m.
Panopeus xanthiformis A. Milne-Edwards, 1880a: 13, Dominica, Barbados, Grenada [R/V Blake, 73-118 brasses]. - A. Milne-Edwards, 1873-1880: 353, pl. 53, fig. 4, Grenada [R/V Blake, st. 253, 92 brasses).
Micropanope xanthiformis - A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1923: 324, Dominica, Barbados, Grenada [R/V Blake, st. 177, Dominique, 118 brasses; st. 253, Grenade, 92 brasses; st. 290, Barbades, 73 brasses] - Rathbun, 1930: 442, 444, pl. 180, fig. 7-8, Dominica, Barbados, Grenada, Curaçao. - Rathbun, 1933: 67, Grenada. - Rathbun, 1936: 385, Curaçao [with a ?; coll. P. Hummelinck, 1930].
Nanoplax xanthiformis - Guinot, 1967: 356, Grenada [R/V Blake, holotype male 8.6x12 mm, off Grenada, male pleopod, fig. 16].
Micropane xanthiformis - Rodríguez, 1980: 363, Curaçao [from Rathbun, 1930].
Micropanope cf. xanthiformis - Scelzo & Varela, 1988: 37, Blanquilla.
Nanoplax xanthiformis - Poupin & Corbari, 2016: in press, Guadeloupe: Karubenthos 2012 (det. J. Poupin October 2013), st. GN06, 04 May 2012, 16°23'N, 61°36'W, 173 m, MNHN-IU-2013-14500, lot JL153, 1 male 14.6x20.6 mm - Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. DW4599, 22 June 2015, 15°53.14'N, 61°25.15'W, 262-266 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19309; st. DW4647, 29 June 2015, 15°50.29'N, 61°26.24'W, 263-264 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19184; st. DW4647, 29 June 2015, 15°50.29'N, 61°26.24'W, 263-264 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19180 [with doubt, a juvenile, in a sponge Topsentia].
Comment: this is a first record for Guadeloupe with collections made during Karubenthos 2012 (trap at 173 m) and 2015 (dredges at 262-264 m). This species seems common in the Lesser Antilles.

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