Decapoda - Caridea - Alpheidae - Alpheus

Alpheus vanderbilti Boone, 1930

World Distribution
Anker et al. (2008: 53, Zootaxa) - Alpheus vanderbilti Boone, 1930 is formally resurrected from the synonymy of A. cylindricus; it occurs in the tropical western Atlantic, from Bermuda to Brazil, and in the tropical eastern Atlantic, around the islands of the Gulf of Guinea. In the Caribbean, A. vanderbilti is most often encountered in large loggerhead sponges, Spheciospongia vesparia (Lamarck, 1814),

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with sponges

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

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Lesser Antilles, ICA (Barbados, St Vincent), IOV (Los Roques, Bonaire, Curaçao). 1-73 m. ATL.
Crangon cylindricus - Schmitt, 1924a:74, Barbados - Not A. cylindricus Kingsley, 1878, cf. Anker et al. (2008c).
Alpheus cylindricus - Chace, 1972: 65, St Vincent (Mustique, Tobago Cays), Barbados. - Westinga & Hoetjes, 1981: 142, tab. 2, Bonaire, Curaçao [Associated with sponges]. - Rodríguez, 1986: tab. 2, Los Roques. - Not A. cylindricus Kingsley, 1878, cf. Anker et al. (2008c).
Alpheus vanderbilti - Anker et al., 2008c: 60, Grenadines, Barbados, Los Roques.
Comment: often found in male-female pairs in loggerhead sponges, Spheciospongia vesparia. Alpheus cylindricus Kingsley, 1878 is an EP species.

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