Decapoda - Brachyura - Dromiidae - Dromia

Dromia erythropus (Georges Edwards in Gatesby, 1771)



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 1-360 m. Ber, NCar–GMx, Bah, Cuba–Brazil

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with sponges

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-360 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Thomas, St Croix), ICA (St Martin, St Eustatius, Isla de Aves, Dominica, Martinique, Barbados), IOV (Margarita, Cubagua, Tortuga, Bonaire,Curaçao). 1-360 m. WA.
Dromia lator - Streets, 1872: 133, St Martin - Dromia lator H. Milne Edwards, 1837 accepted as Dromia erythropus (Edwards in Catesby, 1771) in WoRMS (2016).
Dromia erythropus - Rathbun, 1920a: 14, St Eustatius [coll. J. Boeke, 1905]. - Rathbun, 1921: 65, Barbados [Barbados-Antigua Expedition 1918]. - Rathbun, 1924: 13, Curaçao [coll. C.J. van der Horst, 1920]. - Rathbun, 1936: 388, Bonaire [coll. P. Hummelinck, 1930]. - Rathbun, 1937: 31, St Thomas, St Croix, St Eustatius, Dominica, Barbados, Bonaire, Curaçao. - Holthuis, 1959: 76, St Martin [Museum Philadelphia, coll. Van Rijgersma]. - Abele & Kim, 1986: 39, St Thomas to Barbados, Netherland Antilles. - Garcia et al., 1998: 27, tab. 1, Isla de Aves [Also from literature]. - Lira, 2004: tab. 1, Tortuga. - Tagliafico et al., 2005: tab. 1, Margarita (Los Frailes). - Hernández-Ávila et al., 2007: appendix, Cubagua [From literature].
Dromia erythropus - Saint Martin, RNN Inventory 18/4/2012, UF32266, photo dSTM_6068.
Dromia erythropus - Martinique, photo in situ Y. Buske, det J. Poupin [First identification as Moreiradromia antillensis but size and pink color of fingers indicates more D. erythropus instead]; groupe BIOSPHERES, November 2015, coll. R. Ferry & Y. Buske, det. J. Poupin.

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