Decapoda - Brachyura - Leucosiidae - Persephona

Persephona punctata (Linnaeus, 1758)

World Distribution
Braga et al., 2005 (Biota Neotropica: 3, plus online version) - Occidental Atlantic The West Indies, Colombia, Venezuela, Guianas and Brazil (Amapá to Rio Grande do Sul ). Also, Lesser Antilles (Guadeloupe). - Rathbun (1937) - West Indies (Jamaica, Puerto Rico) to Brazil.
Magalhães et al., 2016 -Western Atlantic: Caribbean Sea, Antilles, Colombia, Venezuela, Guianas, Suriname, and Brazil (from Amapá to Rio Grande do Sul). 7-73 m in Taissoun (1986-1988).

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Soft bottom (mud or sand)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 7-73 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (Guadeloupe), IOV (Margarita, Tortuga). 7-73 m. WA.
Guaia punctata - H. Milne Edwards, 1837: 127, Habite les Antilles [in part only in Magalhães et al. (2016)]. - Desbonne, in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867: 53, Guadeloupe [MNHN dry collection, n°165-167 (mâles), 168 (femelle), 169 (carapace)].
Persephona punctata - Taissoun, 1986-1988: 130, Margarita, Tortuga [Depth 4-40 brazas/fathoms, 7-73 m].
Comment: A color photograph of this species is in Magalhães et al. (2016, fig. 5c) with full synonymy and geographic distribution.

Comment(s) on data
A color photograph of this species in Magalhães et al., 2016 (Fig. 5c).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database