Decapoda - Caridea - Hippolytidae - Hippolyte

Hippolyte nicholsoni Chace, 1972

World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 0-12 m. GMx, Carib, Antil–Tobg. Also Suriname.
(Sasaki) to 22 m. to 140 m

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with corals (obligate)

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-22 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Lesser Antilles, ICA (St Martin, Antigua, St Lucia, Tobago), IOV (Los Roques). 1-12 m. WA.
Hippolyte nicholsoni Chace, 1972: 113, Antigua, St Lucia, Tobago. - Rodríguez, 1986: tab. 2, Los Roques.
Hippolyte nicholsoni - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 2012, UF32258, photo dSTM_3321, 18/4/2012; UF32255, photo dSTM_5990, 18/4/2012; UF32570, photo dSTM_7485, 25/4/2012.

French Guiana and surroundings areas: Guiana, Suriname, Brazil (Amapà)
Hippolyte nicholsoni – GBIF 2023, Suriname [From Complementary Benthic Biodiversity Baseline Survey, Block 58, Suriname, 2021, grab, offshore, no depth, estimated 140 m from geographic coordinates, at].
Distribution/Habitat – WA; Marine; 1–12 m (to 140 m from present record).
Remark – Usual range of this species is Gulf of Mexico and Lesser Antilles. Suriname is the new southern limit at a new maximum depth. This record should be confirmed as this is a species associated with gorgonacean octocorals.

Comment(s) on data
Chace (1972: 118) - Apparently always associated with gorgonacean octocorals. The species was recorded with certainty from Pseudopterogoria acerosa and P. americana.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database