Decapoda - Anomura - Chirostylidae - Uroptychus

Uroptychus uncifer (A. Milne Edwards, 1880)



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 154-485 m, GMx, Bah, Carib–Brazil.
Baba & Wicksten (2017) - Bahamas (Cay Sal Bank), Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, off St. Vincent, Barbados, and Brazil (Pernambuco); 161–453 m.

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 154-485 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea to Brazil. Lesser Antilles, ICA (?St Kitts, Guadeloupe, St Vincent, Barbados, Grenada). 154-485 m. WA.
Diptychus uncifer A. Milne Edwards, 1880a: 63, St Vincent, Barbados [R/V Blake, 103-140 brasses, 188–256 m]. - A. Milne Edwards & Bouvier, 1897a: 140, pl. 11, figs 1–2, pl. 12, figs 17–19, St Vincent, Barbados [R/V Blake, 161–227 m].
Diptychus nitidus - A. Milne Edwards, 1880a: 62 [in part not U. nitidus (A. Milne-Edwards, 1880) but U. uncifer, cf. Baba et al., 2008: 45], St Kitts, St Vincent (Grenadines), Barbados, Grenada.
Uroptychus uncifer - Schmitt, 1935: 182, St Vincent, Barbados. - Chace, 1942: 18, fig. 7, St Kitts, St Vincent, Barbados, Grenadines, Grenada [155–490 m; in part cf. Baba & Wicksten, 2017: 277 [some spp. are U. reedae sp. nov.]. - Baba et al., 2008: 45, Lesser Antilles type localities and other islands [Catalog]
Uroptychus uncifer - Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin [Following Chace, 1942: 10, key, with rostrum about as long as eyes; confirmed by K. Baba on photo, August 2015], st. CP4526, 10 June 2015, 16°28.39'N, 61°44.47'W, 511-484 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18840; st. DW4538 or CP4538, 12 June 2015, 16°38.58'N, 61°31.64'W, 338-320 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18909, MNHN-IU-2013-18912; st. DW4554, 15 June 2015, 16°20.98'N, 60°55.57'W, 370-300 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18918; st. DW4635, 27 June 2015, 15°49.73'N, 61°26.3'W, 265-268 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19146. - Baba & Wicksten, 2017: 281, Guadeloupe, St Vincent, Barbados.
Comment: this species was easily determined with Chace (1942) key, confirmed by K. Baba that has examined the photos. This is a first record for Guadeloupe although the species seems common in Lesser Antilles.

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