Decapoda - Caridea - Alpheidae - Alpheus

Alpheus floridanus Kingsley, 1878

World Distribution
Bracken-Grissom & Felder (2014, Zootaxa) - Western Atlantic: from southeastern (Atlantic) coast of Florida (off Ft. Pierce) to southwestern, Gulf of Mexico (off Yucatan Peninsula, Campeche Banks), Brazil, and Caribbean Sea. Intertidal to 55 m.

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-80 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Lesser Antilles, ICA (St Martin, Guadeloupe, Tobago, Trinidad), IOV (Los Roques, Curaçao). 0-55 m, extented to 80 m. WA.
Crangon floridanus - Schmitt, 1924b: 65, Curaçao [coll. C.J. van der Horst, 1920]. - Schmitt, 1935: 144, Curaçao. - Schmitt, 1936: 368, Bonaire [coll. P. Hummelinck, 1930].
Alpheus floridanus - Chace, 1972: 65, fig. 17-20, Guadeloupe [part]. - Carvacho, 1979: 454, Guadeloupe. - Rodríguez, 1986, tab. 2, Los Roques. - Bracken-Grissom & Felder, 2014: 453, Guadeloupe [5 males, 3 ovig. females, USNM 135952, Guadeloupe, Pointe-à-Pitre, flats between Monroux and Rat Island, Smithsonian Bredin Expedition stn. 68–56, sandy mudflat, 30–31 March 1956, F. Chace and D. Nicholson]. - Hailey, 2017: 6, Tobago, Trinidad.
Alpheus floridanus - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 2012, field det. A. Anker, UF32001, photo dSTM_4873, 13/4/2012; UF32004, photo dSTM_4891, 13/4/2012; UF32081, photo dSTM_5157, 14/4/2012; UF32082, photo dSTM_5161, 14/4/2012; UF32084, photo dSTM_5168, 14/4/2012; UF32278, photo dSTM_6202, 19/4/2012; UF32278, photo dSTM_6213, 19/4/2012; UF32382, photo dSTM_6812, 21/4/2012. - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012, det. A. Anker MNHN 2014: MNHN-IU-2013-12007, st. GD39, 1 m, JL1136; MNHN-IU-2013-12013, st. GD16, 10 m, JL680; MNHN-IU-2013-12015, st. GD43, 4 m, JL1144; MNHN-IU-2013-12016, st. GS23, 7 m, JL976; MNHN-IU-2013-12020, st. GD08, 35 m, JL409; MNHN-IU-2013-12022, st. GD46, 10m, JL1183; MNHN-IU-2013-12047, st. GD49, 3 m, JL1223; MNHN-IU-2013-12055, st. GS21, 14 m, JL916; MNHN-IU-2013-12061, st. GD16, 10 m, JL679; MNHN-IU-2013-12067, st. GD17, 30 m, JL603; MNHN-IU-2013-12078, st. GD08, 35 m, JL408; MNHN-IU-2013-12098, st. GD08, 35 m, JL407; MNHN-IU-2013-12099, st. GS30, 2 m, JL1281; MNHN-IU-2013-12104, st. GD16, 10 m, JL659; MNHN-IU-2013-12122, st. GD53, 4 m; MNHN-IU-2013-12169, st. GD34, 80 m, JL967; MNHN-IU-2013-12187, st. GS20, 19 m; MNHN-IU-2013-14359, st. GD17, 30 m, JL604; MNHN-IU-2013-16017, st. GS33, 14 m, JL1369.
Comment: The Alpheus floridanus species complex has been revised by Bracken-Grisson & Felder (2014), including four species in WA, A. floridanus, A. platycheirus, A. roblesi and A. ulalae. Maximum depth range at 55 m is extented herein to 80 m (Karubenthos st. GD34).

Comment(s) on data
Alpheus floridanus species complex revised by Bracken-Grissom et al. (2014: 460, Zootaxa) - After examination of Chace’s (1972: fig. 17a–e) material from Guadeloupe we conclude that these specimens represent A. floridanus. The length of the antennal scale distinctly exceeds the third article of the antennular peduncle, the propodus of the third pereopod bears multiple large movable spines on the ventrolateral surface, and finally, the dentition of the mandibular incisor process is typical of A. floridanus.

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