Decapoda - Anomura - Porcellanidae - Minyocerus

Minyocerus angustus (Dana, 1852)



World Distribution
Rodríguez et al. (2005: 552) - Belize; Honduras; Nicaragua; Costa Rica; Limón Bay and Colón, Panama; Gulf of Morosquillo and Santa Marta, Colombia; La Tortuga, Margarita, and Cubagua Islands, Venezuela; Suriname; from Pará to Santa Catarina, Brazil

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with echinoderms

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-27 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: IOV (Testigos, Margarita, Cubagua, Tortuga). 0-27 m. WA (continental).
Minyocerus angustus - Haig, 1956 : 30, Cubagua [coll. R/V Velero III, 1939]. - Gore, 1974: 705, Testigos, Margarita [R/V Pillsbury, st. P-712, 22-24 m, P-721, 26-27 m]. - Rodríguez, 1980: 218, Cubagua [from Haig, 1956, commensal with sea star Luidia clathrata]. - Lira, 1997, tab. 4, Margarita. - Rodríguez et al. 2005: 552, Margarita, Cubagua, Tortuga. - Hernández-Ávila et al., 2007: tab. 1, Cubagua.

Comment(s) on data
Gore (1974) : Minyocerus angustus, a known commensal on sea stars of the genus Luidia, is now reported to occur on two additional asteroids, Tethyaster vestitus and a species of Astropecten.

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