Decapoda - Anomura - Diogenidae - Clibanarius

Clibanarius symmetricus (Randall, 1840)

World Distribution
Negri et al. (2014, J. Crust. Biol.) - Western Atlantic, in the Caribbean from at least Belize, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, and northeastern coast of South America from French Guyana to Santa Catarina, Brazil. Includes Margarita Is. (Venezuela).

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

Vertical range : Intertidal - Min-Max observed: 0-1 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (Trininad, Tobago), IOV (Margarita, Curaçao). 0-1 m. WA.
Clibanarius vittatus - Hazlett, 1966: 45, Curaçao. - Lira, 1997, tab. 3, Margarita. - Hernández et al, 1999: tab. 1, Margarita [Laguna de Las Marites] - Probably not Clibanarius vittatus (Bosc, 1802), distributed in southeastern coast of the United States and Gulf of Mexico but C. symmetricus instead (cf. Negri et al., 2014; Lemaitre & Tavares, 2015).
Clibanarius symmetricus - Negri et al., 2014: 848, Tobago, Trinidad, Margarita.
Comment: this hermit crab, affiliated and for a long counfounded with Clibanarius vittatus (Bosc, 1802) was resurrected by Negri et al. (2014).

Comment(s) on data
Sibling species of C. vittatus (Bosc, 1802) and for a long time counfounded with it. C. vittatus is now known with certainty from southeastern coast of the United States and Gulf of Mexico only. The carpi in C. symmetricus each have three straight, whitish longitudinal stripes, whereas the carpi in C. vittatus sensu stricto each have four stripes.

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