Decapoda - Brachyura - Palicidae - Palicus

Palicus gracilis (Smith, 1833)

World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 183-686 m. Mass, GMx, Nic, Col, Curaç

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Soft bottom (mud or sand)

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 183-686 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: WA. Massachussetts, Gulf of Mexico, Nicaragua, Colombia. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe), IOV (Curaçao). 183-686 m.
Cymopolia gracilis - Rathbun, 1918: 218, Curaçao.
Palicus gracilis - Poupin & Corbari, 2016: in press, Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4524, 10 June 2015, 16°30.17'N, 61°42.4'W, 550-500 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18804.
Comment: this is a first record for Guadeloupe. The determination is based on outline of front and orbits and on the remarkable long and thin P3, as illustrated in Rathbun (1918, fig. 132, pl. 50).

Comment(s) on data
P3 less thin and long in P. gracilipes (A. Milne Edwards, 1880) and front is bidentate.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database