Decapoda - Caridea - Atyidae - Potimirim

Potimirim potimirim (Müller, 1881)

World Distribution
Lim et al. (2002, Atlas Eau douce Martinique, MNHN) - American continent, Antilles, including Lesser Antilles (Martinique, Guadeloupe).
De Grave, S. & Mantellato, F. 2013. Potimirim potimirim. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. . Downloaded on 20 February 2015. - Following the preliminary revision by Torati and Mantelatto (2012), the species is only known with certainty from three Brazilian states, as well as the Caribbean side of Panama and Costa Rica, and Trinidad. The species is likely to be more widespread. The species has also been stated to be introduced into Florida but the taxonomic status of this part of the species range needs revision.

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

Vertical range : Land & Freshwater - Min-Max observed: 0-0 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Lesser Antilles, ICA (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Trinidad). Freshwater. WA (continental)
Potimirim potimirim - Lévêque, 1974: 43, Guadeloupe. - Lim et al., 2002: 36, tab 2, Martinique [présent dans presque tous les grands cours d'eau]. - Carré, 2005: 23, Martinique. - Monti et al., 2010: 32, 48, Guadeloupe. - Torati & Mantelatto, 2012: 628, Trinidad.

Comment(s) on data
Lim et al., 2002: 36 - possibily that Potimirim glabra (Kingsley, 1878) is also present in Martinique but specimens lost and determination not confirmed. - Mantelatto (mail February 2015) - In this project unfortunately we have not included specimens from Guadeloupe and Martinique. As far as we know, Lévêque (1974) have identified P. potimirim according to Villalobos (1959) proposal (i.e. wider appendix masculina). We believe in this method since our molecular paper corroborated that Villalobos was right in use this character to identify P potimirim. We have not said that P. potimirim is only continental, since we have not data to support it.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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