Decapoda - Brachyura - Palicidae - Palicus

Palicus sicus (A. Milne-Edwards, 1880)



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - Western Atlantic, 27-622 m. SCar–GMx, Bah, Antil, Col, Brazil.

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 27-622 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: WA. South Carolina to Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, Antilles, Colombia, Brazil. Lesser Antilles, VGI (St Croix), ICA (St Kitts, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Barbados, Grenada). 27-622 m.
Cymopolia sica A. Milne-Edwards, 1880a: 29, St Croix, Dominica, Barbados, Grenada [R/V Blake, 56-138 brasses]. - Rathbun, 1918: 208, St Croix, St Kitts (St Christopher), Barbados, Grenada. - Rathbun, 1921: 77, Barbados [Barbados-Antigua Expedition 1918]. - Rathbun, 1933: 85, St Croix, Barbados.
Palicus sica - Rathbun, 1897b: 97, St Kitts, Barbados, Grenada [Dredge by R/V Blake at st. 149, St Kitts, 60-150 fathoms, st. 253, Grenada, 92 fathoms, st. 293, Barbados, 82 fathoms]
Palicus sicus - A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1902: 56, pl. 10, fig. 7-11, pl. 11, fig. 9, Barbados, Grenada [R/V Blake, Barbados, 82 brasses, 150 m, Grenada, 92 brasses, 168 m]. - Poupin & Corbari, 2016: in press, Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, st. CP4517, 9 June 2015, 16°24.4'N, 61°34'W, 178-185 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18816; st. DW4586, 21 June 2015, 15°59.62'N, 61°22.51'W, 251-204 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19005; st. DW4638, 28 June 2015, 15°50.29'N, 61°19.47'W, 312-305 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19151.
Comment: this is a first record for Guadeloupe but the species was previously reported around several Lesser Antilles islands, at similar depths.

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