Decapoda - Caridea - Palaemonidae - Cuapetes

Cuapetes americanus (Kingsley, 1878)



World Distribution
Chace (1972: 31) - North Carolina and Bermudas to southern and western Florida and throughout West Indies, to 73 m. - Los Roques

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Hard bottom (rock and rubbles)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-73 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Thomas, St Croix, Peter Is., Tortola, Guana Is., Virgin Gorda), ICA (St Martin, St Eustatius, Anguilla, Barbuda, St Kitts, Antigua, Guadeloupe, St Lucia, St Vincent, Grenada, Tobago, Trinidad), IOV (Cubagua, Tortuga, Los Roques, Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba). 1-73 m. WA.
Periclimenes americanus - Rathbun, 1920a: 8, St Eustatius, Aruba [coll. J. Boeke, 1905]. - Schmitt, 1935: 162, St Thomas. - Schmitt, 1936: 370, Bonaire [coll. P. Hummelinck, 1930]. - Holthuis, 1951: 60, St Thomas, St Croix, St Eustatius, Tobago, Trinidad, Cubagua, Aruba [coll. R/V Velero III, 1939]. - Chace, 1972: 31, Peter Is., Tortola, Guana Is., Virgin Gorda, Anguilla, Barbuda, St Kitts (St Christopher), Antigua, Guadeloupe, St Lucia, St Vincent (Mustique, Tobago Cays), Grenada (Carriacou), Tobago [St Kitts, with sea anemone Bartholomea annulata]. - Carvacho, 1979: 452, Guadeloupe [207 specimens, the commonest species in seagrass beds of Thalassia, in association with Hippolyte zostericola]. - Grajal & Laughlin, 1984: 222, Los Roques. - Abele & Kim, 1986: 15, Aruba. - Rodríguez, 1986, tab. 2, Los Roques. - Lira, 2004: tab. 1, Tortuga. - Hernández-Ávila et al., 2007: tab. 1, Cubagua. - Vaslet et al., 2013: 245, annexe 3, Guadeloupe [from Bourgeois-Lebel 1982, not seen].
Cuapetes americanus - Horká et al., 2016: supplementary table S1, Curaçao.
Cuapetes americanus - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 2012, UF32066, Photo dSTM_5072, 14/4/2012; UF32115, Photo dSTM_5415, 15/4/2012; UF32503, Photo dSTM_7186, 24/4/2012.

Comment(s) on data
This species as Kemponia americana in Felder et al. (2009) list.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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