Decapoda - Brachyura - Ocypodidae - Leptuca

Leptuca leptodactyla (Rathbun, in Rankin, 1898)



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - E–SW Fla, Yuc, Antil–Ven, Brazil. - Crane (1975) - West Indies, from Bahamas and Puerto Rico south; Mexico (see p. 307); South America from Turiamo, State of Aragua, Venezuela to Florianapolis, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil. The species has not been reported from Florida in recent years, and has never been recorded between Trinidad and Recife.

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

Vertical range : Intertidal - Min-Max observed: 0-1 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Thomas, St Croix, St John), ICA (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Trinidad, Tobago), IOV (Curaçao, Aruba). Intertidal. WA.
Uca leptodactyla - Rathbun, 1924: 19, Curaçao [coll. C.J. van der Horst, 1920]. - Rathbun, 1936: 388, Aruba [coll. P. Hummelinck, 1930]. - Chace & Hobbs, 1969: 212, St Croix. - Hagen, 1970: 227, Trinidad [Caribbean Uca groups; from littérature]. - Carré, 2005: 23, Martinique. - Thurman et al., 2010: tab. 1, St Thomas, St John.
Uca (Celuca) [Leptodactyla] leptodactyla - Crane, 1975: 304, 306, 613 Tobago, Trinidad, Curaçao [Curaçao from Rathbun (1924)].
Leptuca leptodactyla - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012, re-det Poupin/Felder (corrected from U. rapax);
st. GM18 (fine sand, upper littoral at river mouth), 1 male 5.5 x 8.5 mm (left on photo with 2 spp., photo labo alone), JL860a (photo), MNHN-IU-2013-5069, 1 female (right on photo), JL860b, MNHN-IU-2013-5189, 2 males, 1 female, JL860, MNHN-IU-2013-5188 (note J. Poupin, erroneously recorded as U. rapax in MNHN in Octobre 2016).

Comment(s) on data
Leptuca new genus - In Shih et al. (2016, Raffles Bulletin).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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