Decapoda - Dendrobranchiata - Penaeidae - Penaeus

Penaeus brasiliensis Latreille, 1817



World Distribution
Chace (1972); Felder et al. (2009) - Western Atlantic, 1-275 m. Ber, NCar–S Fla, GMx, Carib–Brz

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-275 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Bermuda, North Carolina to Florida Strait, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea to Brazil. Lesser Antilles, VGI (St Thomas, St Croix), ICA (St Martin, St Eustatius, Barbuda, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Tobago), IOV (Margarita, Cubagua, Curaçao, Aruba). 1-275 m. WA.
Penaeus brasiliensis - Sharp, 1893: 109, St Martin [coll. Van Rijgersma]. - Rathbun, 1920: 3, St Eustatius, Curaçao [coll. Boeke, 1904-1905]. - Schmitt, 1924a: 61, Curaçao [coll. C.J. van der Horst, 1920]. - Schmitt, 1936: 364, Curaçao [coll. P. Hummelinck, 1930]. - Schmitt, 1935: 128, St Thomas. - Holthuis, 1959: 76, St Martin [Museum Philadelphia, coll. Van Rijgersma]. - Chace & Hobbs, 1969: 53, St Thomas, St Croix.
Penaeus (Melicertus) brasiliensis - Pérez-Farfante, 1969: 526, St Thomas, St Croix, Tobago, Trinidad, Margarita, Curaçao, Aruba. - Chace, 1972: 9, Barbuda, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Tobago. - Rodríguez, 1980: 56, Margarita.
Penaeus (Farfantepenaeus) brasiliensis - Carré, 2005: 23, Martinique.
Farfantepenaeus brasiliensis - Hernández et al, 1999: tab. 1, Margarita [Laguna de Las Marites]. - Hernández-Ávila et al., 2007: tab. 1, Cubagua.
Penaeuse ?brasiliensis (or notialis) - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4529, 11 June 2015, 16°24.4'N, 61°33.68'W, 176-183 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18879; st. CP4623, 26 June 2015, 15°55.72'N, 61°31.02'W, 217-182 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19101.
Comment: Photo determination of Karubenthos II specimens is based on red coloration, with 1-2 red patches at juncture of 3rd and 4th lateral abdominal segments and tip of tail bluish-purple. However, Penaeus notialis (Pérez Farfante, 1967) cannot be excluded and characters indicated in Pérez-Farfante (1969) key must checked on the specimens.

Comment(s) on data
This species is classified herein under Penaeus s.l. (instead of Farfantepenaeus Burukovsky, 1997) following the morphological and the molecular data presented by Ma et al. (2011).

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