Decapoda - Caridea - Alpheidae - Salmoneus

Salmoneus teres Manning & Chace, 1990



World Distribution
Anker (2007: 32, Zootaxa) - Central Atlantic: Ascension Island (Manning & Chace, 1990). Western Atlantic: Caribbean Sea: French Antilles: Guadeloupe (present study).

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-2 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe). 1-2 m. WA.
Salmoneus teres - Anker, 2007: 32, Guadeloupe [1 non-ovig. specimen (male?), MNHN-Na 13712, Guadeloupe, Grand Cul de Sac, under rock on sand-silt bottom, depth about 2 m, hand net, coll. F. Fasquel, Nov 1999]

Comment(s) on data
Anker (2007: 32, Zootaxa) - The finding of S. teres in Guadeloupe eliminates this species from the list of endemic decapods of Ascension Island (Manning & Chace, 1990), and represents a considerable range extension of S. teres from the central Atlantic (Ascension) to the western Atlantic (eastern Caribbean). Manning & Chace (1990) analyzed the faunal composition of the Ascension decapods and found that of 74 species known from this isolated central Atlantic island, 41 species (55 %) also occur in the western Atlantic. Therefore, more taxa that are currently believed to be endemic to Ascension may eventually be found in the western Atlantic (see also under S. setosus).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database