Decapoda - Dendrobranchiata - Benthesicymidae - Benthesicymus

Benthesicymus bartletti Smith, 1882



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - Cosmopolitan, 609-5777 m.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Pelagic or bathypelagic

Vertical range : Pelagic or bathypelagic - Min-Max observed: 609-5777 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Indo-Pacific, eastern and western Atlantic. Lesser Antilles, VIG (St Croix), ICA (Sombrero, Anguilla, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St Lucia, St Vincent, Grenada, Barbados). 609-5777 m. Pantropical.
Benthesicymus pleocanthus Bate, 1888: 334, off Sombrero, North Anguilla [R/V Challenger, st. 23, dredge 450-590 fathoms]
Benthesicymus bartletti - A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1909: 189, St Croix, Dominica, St Lucia [R/V Blake]. - Faxon, 1896: 163, Guadeloupe, Dominique, St Vincent, Grenada, Barbados [R/V Blake, 399-1058 fathoms]. - Paulmier, 1993: 11, Guadeloupe, Martinique [Trap, 700-1000 m]. - Paulmier & Gervain, 1994: 10, tab. 2, Martinique [R/V Polka, deep trap]. - Gervain et al., 2002: 12, Guadeloupe [R/V Polka, trap 684-1499 m].
Benthesicymus bartletti - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4617, 25 June 2015, 16°20.98'N, 60°44.95'W, 874-830 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19084; st. CP4618, 25 June 2015, 16°22.74'N, 60°45.86'W, 780-828 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19093; st. CP4644, 28 June 2015, 15°46.96'N, 61°5.11'W, 898-835 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19174.
Comment: This species can be easily identified based on shape of rostrum and presence of a spine on fifth abdominal tergites (see Roberts & Pequegnat, 1970: 41).

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