Decapoda - Dendrobranchiata - Aristeidae - Aristeus

Aristeus antillensis A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1909

World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - Western Atlantic, 324-746 m, Del–FGui, GMx, Carib.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Pelagic or bathypelagic

Vertical range : Pelagic or bathypelagic - Min-Max observed: 324-746 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Delaware to French Guiana, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Nevis, Guadeloupe), IOV (Testigos, Margarita, Blanquilla). 324-746 m. WA.
Aristeus antillensis A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1909: 201, Nevis [R/V Blake, st. 150, 356-373 brasses, 651-682 m].
Aristeus antillensis - Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4512, 8 June 2015, 16°12.57'N, 61°53.54'W, 532-409 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18778, st. CP4524, 10 June 2015, 16°30.17'N, 61°42.4'W, 550-500 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18791, 18793; st. CP4619, 25 June 2015, 16°20.98'N, 60°45.96'W, 774-643 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19089. - Aristeus ?antillensis [Rostrum shorter], st. CP4617, 25 June 2015, 16°20.98'N, 60°44.95'W, 874-830 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19082; st. CP4643, 28 June 2015, 15°44.98'N, 61°11.07'W, 609-611 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19159, 19160. - Lira et al., 2017a: 32, Testigos, Margarita, Blanquilla [From Blanco-Rambla et al., 1994, not seen].
Comment: Rostrum length seems to be variable in this species as observed in specimens attributed here to A. antillensis with hesitation because of their very short rostrum (MNHN-IU-19082, 19159, 19160). Specimen MNHN-IU-2013-18791 has an abnormal armament on dorsal surface of rostrum, with 2 proximal spines instead of 3 for A. antillensis typical; overall its general morphology is that of A. antillensis typical that was also recognized at the same station.

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