Decapoda - Caridea - Alpheidae - Alpheus

Alpheus roquensis Knowlton & Keller, 1985

World Distribution
Knowlton & Keller (1985) - Los Roques, Venezuela (Isla Dos Mosquises, -9 m), from the anemone Heteractis lucida. - Knowlton et al. (Internet) - Tropical Western Atlantic [WA]: Caribbean: presently reported only from Los Roques archipelago; possibly also in the Netherlands Antilles (Curaçao, Aruba) (A. Anker, pers. obs.)

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with anemones

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-9 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Lesser Antilles, IOV (Los Roques, ?Curaçao, ?Aruba). 0-9 m. Only/IOV
Alpheus roquensis Knowlton & Keller, 1985: 897, Los Roques. - Rodríguez, 1986: tab. 2, Los Roques. - Anker et al., 2017: webpage, Curaçao, Aruba [Probably, cf. A. Anker com. pers.]
Comment : This is a species of the Alpheus armatus species complex, with five species; characters useful for separation are in Almeida & Anker (2011). Obligate associate of sea anemone (e.g. Bartholomea annulata).

Comment(s) on data
Alpheus armatus is a species complex including: A. armatus, A. immaculatus Knowlton & Keller, 1983, A. polystictus Knowlton & Keller, 1985, A. roquensis Knowlton & Keller, 1985 and Alpheus rudolphi Almeida & Anker, 2011
Knowlton et al. at

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database