Decapoda - Anomura - Chirostylidae - Gastroptychus

Gastroptychus spinifer (A. Milne Edwards, 1880)



World Distribution
Baba et al. (2008) - 225-592 m. Virgin Islands (Frederickstadt, St Croix), Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe, St Lucia, Grenadines - Carriacou - , Barbados). To 2412 m in Felder et al. (2009).

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with corals (obligate)

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 225-2412 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Bahamas, Cuba, West Indies (Baba et al., 2008). Lesser Antilles, VGI (St Croix), ICA (Guadeloupe, ?Martinique, St Lucia, Grenadines, Barbados). 225-2412 m. WA.
Ptychogaster spinifer A. Milne Edwards, 1880a: 64, St Croix (Frederickstadt), Guadeloupe, St Lucia, Grenadines (Carriacou), Barbados [R/V Blake, 127-183 brasses, 225–329 m]. - A. Milne Edwards & Bouvier, 1897a: 118, pl. 9, figs 16–22, pl. 10, figs 4–16, Antilles [R/V Blake, 225–329 m]. - Schmitt, 1935: 181, St Croix, Guadeloupe, Barbados.
Gastroptychus sp. - Paulmier, 1993: 23, Martinique [Trap, 300-400 m; = G. ?spinifer, arbitrary det. J. Poupin]. - Gervain et al., 2002: 34, Guadeloupe [R/V Polka, trap, 429 m, det. from photo, J. Poupin, May 2015].
Gastroptychus spinifer - Baba et al., 2008: 24, St Croix to Barbados [Catalog].
Gastroptychus spinifer - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin [Confirmed by K. Baba on photo, August 2015; max depth for this species previously of 592 m, extended to 632 m], st. CP4524, 10 June 2015, 16°30.17'N, 61°42.4'W, 550-500 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18795; st. DW4538 or CP4538, 12 June 2015, 16°38.58'N, 61°31.64'W, 338-320 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18910 [Check ambulatory legs, not clearly visible on photo]; st. CP4608, 24 June 2013, 16°15.02'N, 60°50.8'W, 618-632 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19050; st. CP4648, 29 June 2015, 16°2.31'N, 61°27.3'W, 388-368 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19188.
Comment: Maximum depth range is 592 m in Baba et al. (2008) extended to 2412 m in Felder et al. (2009).

Comment(s) on data
Karubenthos det. confirmed by K. Baba August 2015.

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