Decapoda - Caridea - Palaemonidae - Tuleariocaris

Tuleariocaris neglecta Chace, 1969

World Distribution
Chace (1972: 46) - Florida Keys, Dominica, Barbados, Curaçao, Madeira, on Diadema antillarum, shallow water. - Marin & Anker (2009, Crustaceana) - Tuleariocaris neglecta is the only species in the genus known from the western and eastern Atlantic, from Florida, Dominica, Barbados, Curaçao (Chace, 1969), Puerto Rico (Castro, 1974), Colombia (Criales, 1984), Madeira (Chace, 1972), São Tomé, Príncipe, and Cape Verde (Wirtz et al., 1988; Wirtz, 2004) in association with the sea urchins, Diadema antillarum (Philippi, 1845), and Astropyga magnifica Clark, 1934.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with echinoderms

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-10 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (Dominica, Martinique, Barbados), IOV (Curaçao). 1-10 m. ATL
Tuleariocaris neglecta Chace, 1969: 266, Dominica, Barbados, Curaçao. - Chace, 1972: 46, Dominica, Barbados, Curaçao.
Tuleariocaris neglecta - Martinique, groupe BIOSPHERES, 2015, coll. R. Ferry (photo n°69), det. J. Poupin, based on color pattern as indicated in Chace (1969: 269) ‘entirely dark purplish black, sometimes with a white line over the lateral parts of the body. This line extends from the basal part of the scaphocerite to the end of the fifth abdominal somite’; also T. ?neglecta, photo in situ, Y. Buske, 2014, specimen with an atypical white dorsal line.
Remark: This shrimp is found in association with diadematid sea urchin Diadema antillarum Philippi, 1845 and Astropyga magnifica A.H. Clark, 1934 (see Castro, 1974).

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