Decapoda - Dendrobranchiata - Penaeidae - Penaeus

Penaeus schmitti Burkenroad, 1936



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - Western Atlantic, 1-37 m. Cuba to Brazil. Pérez Farfante & Kensley, 1997: 90, Lesser Antilles (?Guadeloupe, Trinidad)

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-37 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Thomas), Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe, Trinidad). 1-37 m. WA.
Penaeus schmitti - Chace & Hobbs, 1969: 54, St Thomas, Trinidad. - Pérez Farfante, 1969: 488, VGI, Guadeloupe [See comment], Trinidad. - Pérez Farfante & Kensley, 1997: 90, Trinidad. - Vaslet et al., 2013: 245, annexe 3, Guadeloupe [from Bourgeois-Lebel, 1982, not seen].
Litopenaeus schmitti - Hernández-Ávila et al., 2007: appendix, Cubagua [From literature]

Comment(s) on data
This species is classified herein under Penaeus s.l. (instead of Litopenaeus Pérez Farfante, 1969) following the morphological and the molecular data presented by Ma et al. (2011).
Comment: In Pérez-Farfante (1969: 493) - The Lesser Antilles have a single record of white shrimp (P. setiferus). According to Bate (1881), the description of "P. setiferus" by H. Milne. Edwards (1837) was based on one specimen from the Island of Guadeloupe. The white shrimp is extremely rare in that general area; scarcity of brackish waters, or high salinity and unsuitable bottom may be responsible for the failure of the species to establish around those islands, where P. a. subtilis and P. brasiliensis are common. Fig. 12, p. 478 for distribution of P. setiferus does not include Lesser Antilles.

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