Decapoda - Brachyura - Ocypodidae - Minuca

Minuca burgersi Holthuis, 1967



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - <1 m. E–SW Fla, Bah, Antil, Carib–Brazil

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 (Anguilla, St Martin, St Barthélemy, Barbuda, Nevis, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Isla de Aves, Dominica, ?Martinique, Barbados, Tobago, Trinidad), IOV (Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba). Intertidal. WA.
Gelasimus affinis Streets, 1872: 131, St Martin [coll. Van Rijgersma] - Accepted as Minuca burgersi Holthuis, 1967 in WoRMS (2016).
Gelasimus palustris H. Milne Edwards, 1852, in part, Guadeloupe (Marie Galante) - Gelasimus palustris H. Milne Edwards, 1852 is accepted as Minuca rapax (Smith, 1870) but Crane (1975: 325) indicates that '2 dry specimens from Marie Galante in MNHN are U. burgersi'.
Uca mordax - Rathbun, 1918: 391, St Croix , St Thomas. - Rathbun, 1933: 97, St Thomas, St Croix. - Not Minuca mordax (Smith, 1870) for these places, probably M. burgersi Holthuis, 1967, instead, cf. Holthuis (1967: 52, discussion); Crane (1975: 174) also indicates that U. mordax is mostly a continental species, except for Trinidad.
Uca burgersi Holthuis, 1967: 51, St Thomas, St Croix, Anguilla, St Martin, Nevis, Barbuda, Antigua, Isla de Aves, Tobago, Trinidad, Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba. - Chace & Hobbs, 1969: 207, St Thomas, St Croix, Anguilla, St Martin, Barbuda, Nevis, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Isla Aves, Dominica, Barbados, Tobago, Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba. - Hagen, 1970: 225, Trinidad, Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba [Caribbean Uca groups; from littérature]. - Rodríguez, 1980: 412, Isla de Aves, Bonaire, Curaçao [from Holthuis, 1967]. - Thurman et al., 2010: tab. 1, St Thomas, St John.
Uca (Minuca) burgersi - Crane, 1975: 171, 561, 603, St Croix, St Thomas, Antigua, Barbados, Tobago, Curaçao [also St Martin, Dominica (p. 172, in references)]. - Questel, 2014: 13, St Barthélemy.
Uca sp. - Carré, 2005: 20, Martinique, photo bottom left; perhaps U. burgersi, tentative det. J. Poupin 2015.
Minuca burgersi - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 25/04/2012, det. from photos, J. Poupin, 2014, UF32582, photo Dstm_7731; UF32581, photo Dstm_7737 - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012, det. J. Poupin, D. Felder (corrected from U. rapax); st. GM09, mudflats behind shoreline, 1 female 7.8 x 10.8 mm, JL491, photo, re-det. Poupin April 2014, compared with females U. burgersi atGM22, JL1008a-b, MNHH-5068-6852, match well) MNHN-IU-2013-4998, GM09 (land); st. GM22, brackish pond separated from sea, mudflats, 1 male (JL1006a, photo 1 male, left, rigth is 6854) MNHN-IU-2013-4995, 1 male (JL1006b, photo 1 male, right, left is 4995) MNHN-IU-2013-6854, 32 spp., small sizes, JL1007, MNHN-IU-2013-6804, 1 female (JL1008a, photo 1 F, left, another F is right) MNHN-IU-2013-6852, 1 female (JL1008b, photo 1 F, right, another F is left) MNHN-IU-2013-5068 - Note J. Poupin, all these specimens recorded as Uca rapax in October 2016.

Comment(s) on data
Crane (1975: 168) - Throughout the West Indies U. burgersi is probably the most common fiddler, its only possible numerical rival being rapax, a member of the same subgenus.
Minuca burgersi - Shih et al., 2016, Raffles Bulletin: 154, new genus.

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