Decapoda - Anomura - Paguridae - Agaricochirus

Agaricochirus alexandri (A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1893)



World Distribution
McLaughlin (1982: 834, Bull. Mar. Sc.) - Straits of Florida, Caribbean to Barbados and northern coast of South America; 36-241 m.

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 36-241 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Florida Strait, Caribbean Sea to northern coast of South America (McLaughlin, 1982). Lesser Antilles, VGI (St Croix), ICA (?Guadeloupe, Montserrat, St Lucia, Barbados, Grenada), IOV (Testigos, Los Roques, Tortuga). 36-241 m. WA.
Pylopagurus Alexandri A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1893: 87, pl. 6, fig. 23-26, St Croix [R/V Blake, st. 132, 115 brasses]
Agaricochirus alexandri - McLaughlin, 1982: 830, St Croix, Montserrat, St Lucia, Barbados, Lost Roques, between Testigos Grenada, Tortuga [tab. 1, R/V Pillsbury, 1968-69, st. 950, 68-73 m, Montserrat, st. 887, 135-201 m, St Lucia, st. 745, 62-65 m, Los Roques, st. 707-708, 66-79 m, between Testigos-Grenada, st. 734, 60-65 m, Tortuga, R/V Blake, 1878, st. 132, 214 m, St Croix, 1879, st. 276, 172 m, Barbados, R/V Oregon, 1965-69, st. 5955, 165 m, St Lucia]. - Lira, 2004: tab. 1, Tortuga [From literature].
Agaricochirus ?alexandri/boletifer - Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. DW4553, 15 June 2015, 16°20.82'N, 60°53.3'W, 162-111 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18917; st. DW4593, 22 June 2015, 15°55.82'N, 61°26.35'W, 152-133 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19012.
Comment: Based on McLaughlin (1982) key and figured, Karubenthos II specimens probably belong to A. alexandri. However, it must be checked that dorsolateral spines are present on the carpus of right cheliped to clearly separate them from the affiliated A. boletifer (A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1893).

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