Decapoda - Brachyura - Calappidae - Acanthocarpus

Acanthocarpus alexandri Stimpson, 1871



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - Western Atlantic, 57-1034 m, Mass–GMx, PRico, L Antil, Brazil. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Saba, St Lucia, Grenadines).

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 57-1034 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: WA, Massachusetts, Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Rico, Brazil. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Saba, St Kitts, Guadeloupe, St Lucia, St Vincent). 57-1034 m.
Acanthocarpus alexandri - A. Milne-Edwards, 1880a: 19, Saba, St Lucia, St Vincent (Grenadines) [R/V Blake, 116-150 m]. - Faxon, 1896: 144, St Kitts [R/V Blake, st. 148, 149, 60-208 fathoms]. - A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1902: 126, pl. 24, fig. 9-11, pl. 25, fig. 7, Saba, St Lucia, Grenadines [R/V Blake, 116-150 brasses, 212-274 m]. - Rathbun, 1937: 224, Saba, St Kitts. - Felder et al., 2009: 1074, Lesser Antilles.
Acanthocarpus alexandri - Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4532, 11 June 2015, 16°30.06'N, 61°37.54'W, 367-362 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18836.
Comment: This is a first record for Guadeloupe Island. This species cannot be confused with any other because of its long lateral spines on the carpi of the chelipeds.

Comment(s) on data
Off Ciinaouan

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database