Decapoda - Brachyura - Epialtidae - Macrocoeloma
Felder et al. (2009) - 62-298 m. Fla Str, Cuba, Dom, Pan
Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Hard bottom (rock and rubbles)
Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 62-298 m
Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: WA. Florida Strait, Cuba, Panama. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe, Dominica, Barbados), IOV (Los Roques). 62-298 m.
Macrocoeloma intermedium - Rathbun, 1921: 87, Barbados [Barbados-Antigua Expedition 1918]. - Rathbun, 1925: 486, pl. 170, fig. 2, pl. 171, fig. 2, Dominica [off Roseau, 40 fathoms - 73 m]. - Lira et al., 2013: tab. 1, Los Roques. - Carmona-Suárez & Poupin, 2016: 359, Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2012, det. Carmona Suarez 2014, st. GS39, 28 May 2012, 16°09.45'N, 61°10.5'W, 16 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4767 (JL1497), 1 female juv. (nb: another specimen at st. GR43, 2 m, has been corrected into M. laevigatum by J. Poupin, December 2015 - sp. 4767 not re-checked). - Poupin & Corbari, 2016: in press, Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. DW4551, 14 June 2015, 16°31.57'N, 61°24.3'W, 74-59 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18957.
Comment: this determination is based on Rathbun (1925, pl. 170, fig. 2). However, the specimen must be checked because carapace and front are partly hidden by algae. This species was already reported from Dominica at a similar depth (73 m) and at Guadeloupe during Karubenthos 2012 (16 m).
Comment(s) on data
Macrocoeloma intermedium - st. GR43, 23 May 2012, 16°21.26'N, 61°37.79'W, 2 m, MNHN-IU-2013-5916 (JL1268, 1 male = error for M. laevigatum (re-det Poupin, December 2015).
Comment Poupin, December 2015: MNHN-IU-2013-4767 should be verified in MNHN as the other specimen checked under that species was in fact M. laevigatum.
References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)
This species in Worms Database