Decapoda - Anomura - Paguridae - Agaricochirus

Agaricochirus gibbosimanus (A. Milne-Edwards, 1880)



World Distribution
McLaughlin (1982: 837, Bull. Mar. Sc.) - Western Atlantic off Dominican Republic; Yucatan Channel and northern Caribbean; Windward Islands; 200-800 m. Nucci & Schmidt de Melo (Atlântica, Rio Grande, 29(1): 21-24, 2007) - Brazil (off Fortaleza, Ceará).

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 200-800 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Dominican Republic, Yucatan Channel, northern Caribbean (McLaughlin, 1982). Lesser Antilles, ICA (?Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Vincent). 200-800 m. WA.
Eupagurus gibbosimanus A. Milne-Edwards, 1880a: 42, Martinique, St Vincent [R/V Blake, 170-174 brasses].
Pylopagurus gibbosimanus - A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1893: 99, pl. 7, fig. 18-20, Martinique, St Vincent [R/V Blake, R/V Blake; 'logé dans une éponge siliceuse solide'].
Agaricochirus gibbosimanus - McLaughlin, 1982: 831, tab. 1, Martinique [R/V Blake, 1879, st. 206, 310 m], St Vincent [R/V Pillsbury, 1969, st. 876, 231-258 m].
Agaricochirus ?gibbosimanus - Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. DW4554, 15 June 2015, 16°20.98'N, 60°55.57'W, 370-300 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18922.
Comment: Tentative determination of Karubenthos II specimen is based on aspect on right and left chelae, as illustrated in McLaughlin (1982, fig. 2-3e).

Comment(s) on data
For Karubenthos II specimens (Guadeloupe), chela shows a concave part which could indicate A. cavimanus (Chace)?

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