Decapoda - Caridea - Alpheidae - Alpheus

Alpheus armillatus H. Milne Edwards, 1837 [in H. Milne Edwards, 1834-1840]

World Distribution
Anker (2012: 9, Zootaxa, revision of A. armillatus complex) - Caribbean Sea: Guadeloupe, St. Martin, Barbados, Aruba, Venezuela (Morrocoy), Panama (Isla Grande, Bocas del Toro), Costa Rica (Cahuita), Belize (Carrie Bow Cay), Honduras (Utila), Mexico (Cozumel); southern Gulf of Mexico (Alacranes Reef off northern Yucatan); southern Florida: Dry Tortugas, Florida Keys, Soldier Key (off Miami) (present study; see also Coutière 1910); presently not known from the Guyanas, Brazil, northern Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic coast of the USA north of southern Florida .

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-9 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (Tortola, ?Virgin Gorda, St Thomas), Lesser Antilles, ICA (St Martin, ?Anguilla, ?Barbuda, ?St Kitts, ?Antigua, Guadeloupe, Martinique, ?St Vincent, Barbados), IOV (Margarita, Cubagua, Tortuga, Los Roques, Curaçao, Aruba). 0-9 m. WA.
Alpheus armillatus H. Milne Edwards, 1837: 354 'Antilles'. - Chace, 1956: 147, Los Roques. - Chace, 1972: 62 [part in Anker, 2012: 8], Tortola (Guana), ?Virgin Gorda, ?Anguilla, ?Barbuda, ?St Kitts, ?Antigua, Guadeloupe, ?St Vincent (Grenadines). - Rodríguez, 1986: tab. 2, Los Roques. - Lira, 2004: tab. 1, Tortuga. - Carré, 2005: 23, Martinique. - Tagliafico et al., 2005: tab. 1, Margarita (Los Frailes). - Hernández-Ávila et al., 2007: tab. 1, Cubagua. - Anker, 2012: 9, Guana, St Martin, Barbados, Aruba [new type locality].
Crangon armillatus - Schmitt, 1924b: 65, Curaçao [coll. C.J. van der Horst, 1920]. - Schmitt, 1924a:76, Barbados. - Schmitt, 1935: 142, St Thomas. - Schmitt, 1936: 368, Curaçao, Aruba [coll. P. Hummelinck, 1930]
Alpheus armillatus - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 2012, UF30324, photo dSTM_4889, 13/4/2012; UF30325, photo dSTM_5907, 17/4/2012. - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012, det. A. Anker MNHN 2014, MNHN-IU-2013-12031, st. GB32, 4 m, JL1427; MNHN-IU-2013-12030, st. GB32, 4 m, JL1427; MNHN-IU-2013-12066, st. GM17, 1 m, JL786 (big specimen); MNHN-IU-2013-12109, st. GM34, 1 m, JL1452; MNHN-IU-2013-12123, st. GR38, 5 m, JL1167; MNHN-IU-2013-12165, st. GR55, 19 m, JL1498a (in poor condition).
Comment: This is a species of the Alpheus armillatus complex (see Anker, 2012). Several records before Anker (2012) must be checked.

Comment(s) on data
Note by J. Poupin: Karubenthos JL786 lot has also A. bahamensis and A. cf. packardi
Anker (2012, Zootaxa) indicates that A. armillatus s.s. is still not reported from the coast of Guyanas.

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