Decapoda - Brachyura - Epialtidae - Esopus

Esopus crassus A. Milne-Edwards, 1875



World Distribution
Chace (1940) - Cuba, 180-220 fathoms (329-403 m). A. Milne-Edwards (1881: 90) - Lesser Antilles (Barbados, 100 brasses = 183 m).

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 183-403 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution (Chace, 1940): WA. North coast of Cuba. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe, Barbados). 183-403 m.
Esopus crassus A. Milne-Edwards, 1875: 90, pl. 17, fig. 1, Barbados [R/V Hassler; '… un seul exemplaire dragué par l'expédition du Hassler, au voisinage des Barbades, à 100 brasses de profondeur]. - A. Milne-Edwards, 1880a: 2, Barbados [R/V Hassler, 100 brasses]. - A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1923: 389, Barbados [R/V Hassler, 100 brasses]. - Rathbun, 1925: 192, pl. 222, fig. 10-12, Barbados [R/V Hassler; known from unique type]. - Poupin & Corbari, 2016: in press, Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4569, 17 June 2015, 16°17.25'N, 60°59.78'W, 359-250 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18951; st. DW4586, 21 June 2015, 15°59.62'N, 61°22.51'W, 251-204 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19002; st. DW4638, 28 June 2015, 15°50.29'N, 61°19.47'W, 312-305 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19150.
Comment: this seems to be the second record of this species since its description from Barbados (100 fathoms). It was later reported north of Cuba by Chace (1940) between 180-220 fathoms (329-403 m). There are good figures of this crab in A. Milne-Edwards (1875, pl. 17, fig. 1).

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