Decapoda - Brachyura - Epialtidae - Macrocoeloma

Macrocoeloma eutheca (Stimpson, 1871)



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 30-215 m. NCar–Fla, GMx, Bah, Carib–Brz.

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 30-215 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: WA. North Carolina to Florida, Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico, Carribean Sea to Brazil. Lesser Antilles, VGI (St Croix), ICA (Guadeloupe, Barbados). 30-215 m.
Pericera eutheca (Stimpson) - A. Milne-Edwards, 1880a: 1, St Croix [R/V Blake, st. 132, 115 brasses].
Macrocoeloma eutheca - A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1923: 395, St Croix [R/V Blake, st. 132, 115 brasses]. - Rathbun, 1921: 87, Barbados [Barbados-Antigua Expedition 1918]. - Rathbun, 1925: 484, pl. 170, fig. 1, pl. 171, fig. 1, St Croix, Barbados [R/V Blake, St Croix, 117 fathoms, Barbados-Antigua Expedition 1918, 38-70 fathoms; 69-214 m]. - Carmona-Suárez & Poupin, 2016: 358, Guadeloupe, det. Carmona Suarez 2014, 1 male, 1 ov. female, st. GD69, 28 May 2012, 16°15.97'N, 61°10.18'W, 60 m, MNHN-IU-2013-13091.
Macrocoeloma ?eutheca - Poupin & Corbari, 2016: in press, Guadeloupe (first record?), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin [Specimen dirty on photo, front not visible], st. DW4545, 14 June 2015, 16°30.17'N, 61°31.41'W, 82-60 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18945.
Comment: Macrocoeloma eutheca has been already recognized off Guadeloupe during Karubenthos 2012 (dredge at 60 m). It is also known from St Croix and Barbados between 69-214 m. This is probably this specie but this must be confirmed by examination of the specimen because the aspect of the front on the photo is hidden under pieces of algae and/or sponges.

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