Decapoda - Brachyura - Grapsidae - Planes

Planes marinus Rathbun, 1914

World Distribution
See Chace (1951) for morphology, distribution. P. marinus is a Pacific species in this work. Also Atlantic from this base and probably worldwide.
In Prado & Melo (2002) the species is in WA, Brazil, cental Atlantic, IWP and EP.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Pelagic or bathypelagic

Vertical range : Pelagic or bathypelagic - Min-Max observed: 0-10 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (St Martin). Pelagic (floating objects). Pantropical.
Planes marinus - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 20/04/2012, UF32333, photo dSTM_6423.
Comment: Based on photo and comparison with figure in Chace (1951: 69, fig. 1c), St Martin specimen is obviously P. marinus with carapace subquadratic and branchial areas striated (see tab. 2 in Prado & Melo, 2002). This species already reported from WA (Brazil) in Prado & Melo (2002).

Comment(s) on data
St Martin specimen is obviously P. marinus according to drawings in Chace (1951), although Chace reports this species only in the eastern Pacific. Probably a species with worldwide distribution but rarely reported.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database