Decapoda - Brachyura - Ocypodidae - Minuca

Minuca vocator (Herbst, 1804)



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - W GMx, Antil, Carib–nS Am, 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), ICA (St Martin, Guadeloupe, Dominica, ?Martinique, Tobago, Trinidad). Intertidal. WA.
Gelasimus vocans - Desbonne, in Desbonne & Schramm, 1867: 45, Guadeloupe [commun dans les palétuviers où il vit dans des terriers) - Not Uca (Gelasimus) vocans (Linnaeus, 1758) a species from Indian Ocean but, based on dry specimens examined in Desbonne Paris MNHN collection (J. Poupin, 2014), Minuca vocator (Herbst, 1804) instead.
Gelasimus vocator - Nobili, 1898: 2, St Thomas [coll. Duchassaing].
Uca vocator - Chace & Hobbs, 1969: 217, Dominica, Tobago, Trinidad. - Hagen, 1970: 225, Dominica, Tobago, Trinidad [Caribbean Uca groups; from litterature]. - Hagen, 1977: 40, Trinidad.
Uca (Minuca) vocator vocator - Crane, 1975: 561, 603, Guadeloupe, Trinidad, Tobago.
Uca sp. - Carré, 2005: 20, Martinique, photo bottom right, tentative det. J. Poupin 2015 as U. ?vocator.
Minuca vocator - Shih et al., 2016: 171, Trinidad [SMF 34745; new genus].
Minuca vocator - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012, re-det J. Poupin (corrected from U. rapax), 1 male 12.9 x 19.9 mm (JL180, photo larger sp.), in part 7 spp. only (7 others spp. are M. rapax), MNHN-IU-2013-6803, st. GM05, intertidal. Note J. Poupin, registered in MNHN as M. rapax in October 2016.

Comment(s) on data
New genus Minuca is from Shih et al. (2016, Raffles Bulletin).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database