Decapoda - Caridea - Alpheidae - Alpheus

Alpheus heterochaelis Say, 1818



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 0-30 m, Ber, Chesa B–GMx, Antil–Brazil

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-30 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe), IOV (Margarita, Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba). 0-30 m. WA.
Crangon heterochaelis - Schmitt, 1936: 368, Bonaire, Aruba [coll. P. Hummelinck, 1930].
Alpheus heterochaelis - Chace, 1972: 68, Curaçao [I have seen only two lots from the West Indies, one from Cuba and one from Curaçao, that could be assigned to A. heterochaelis with confidence]. - Carvacho, 1979: 454 (Guadeloupe). - Rodríguez, 1980: 146, Margarita. - Hernández et al, 1999: tab. 1, Margarita [Laguna de Las Marites].
Comment: See Christoffersen (1984: 204) for misidentifications of this species with A. estuariensis Christoffersen, 1984.

Comment(s) on data
This species sometimes confused with A. estuariensis, cf. Christoffersen (1984: 204) - Apart from the misidentifications referred by Chace (1972), I have found that specimens assigned to A. heterochaelis from Texas (Evermann, 1892) and Curacao (Schmitt, 1924) belong to A. estuariensis, sp. (Not Crangron heterochaelis - Schmitt, 1924: 65, Curaçao = A. estuariensis, cf. Christoffersen (1984: 191).

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