Decapoda - Brachyura - Epialtidae - Macrocoeloma

Macrocoeloma nodipes (Desbonne, in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867)

World Distribution
Rathbun (1925: 468) - North Carolina; Florida Keys; Gulf of Mexico; West Indies; Fernando Noronha Island, Brazil; Bermudas. Shore to 26 fathoms.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-48 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (?St Thomas), ICA (Antigua, Guadeloupe, Martinique), IOV (Bonaire, ?Curaçao). 1-48 m. WA.
Pericera nodipes Desbonne, in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867: 15, pl. 5, fig. 13, Guadeloupe [n°48, Habite les côtes de la Guadeloupe].
Macrocoeloma trispinosum nodipes - Rathbun, 1921: 87, Antigua [Barbados-Antigua Expedition 1918].- Rathbun, 1925: 468, pl. 166, fig. 2, pl. 168, fig. 2, Guadeloupe, Antigua. - Rathbun, 1936: 382, Bonaire [coll. P. Hummelinck, 1930].
Macrocoeloma trispinosum variety - Rathbun, 1925: 468, St Thomas, Curaçao [pl. 168, fig. 1] - Seems to be M. nodipes (cf. Carmona-Suárez & Poupin, 2016).
Macrocoeloma nodipes - Carmona-Suárez & Poupin, 2016: 359, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Karubenthos 2012, 1 male MNHN-IU-2013-4312 (lot JL120; first identification as M. trispinosum), st. GB01, 6 m; 1 male, 1 female juv. MNHN-IU-2013-5955 (lot JL1439), st. GD66, 33 m.
Macrocoeloma nodipes - Martinique, groupe BIOSPHERES, November 2015, coll. R. Ferry & Y. Buske., det. J. Poupin.

Comment(s) on data
Number 48 is indicated as missing in dry collection box, MNHN Paris (observation Poupin, April 2014).
Type-locality Guadeloupe. The type was not located in Paris MNHN (J. Poupin, April, 2014). It should be n°48 in dry box of Desbonne collection. The box was located by n°48 is missing and indicated as such on label. Macrocoeloma nodipes is related to M. trispinosum and was formerly considered as only a subspecies. In Felder et al. (2009) M. nodipes is not separated from M. trispinosum (note 302). In M. nodipes the rostral horns are shorter and larger and the postero lateral spines are broader than in the M. trispinosum also collected for this work. The specimen illustrated in Rathbun (1925, pl. 168, fig. 1) as M. trispinosum variety, ‘a form that links the subspecies nodipes to the typical trispinosum’ seems to belong to M. nodipes.

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