Decapoda - Astacidea - Nephropidae - Nephropsis

Nephropsis rosea Bate, 1888



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 420-1260 m. Ber, Bah– GMx–nS Am

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 420-1260 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Bermudas, Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico to northern South America. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Anguilla, Saba, St Kitts, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St Lucia, St Vincent, Grenada, Tobago, Trinidad). 420-1260 m. WA.
Nephropsis rosea - Holthuis, 1974: 787, R/V Pillsbury, Guadeloupe, St Vincent, Grenada, Tobago, off French Guiana, NW Anguilla, R/V Luymes Saba Bank, R/V Oregon, St Christopher = St Kitts, Trinidad, R/V Blake, Dominica, St Lucia, St Vincent, Grenada; also Dominica. - Holthuis, FAO, 1991: 45, fig. 79, distribution.
Not Nephropsis aculeata - Faxon, 1896: 156, Dominica, St Lucia, St Vincent [R/V Blake, st. 185, 188, 222, 226, 236] = N. rosea cf. Holthuis (1974).
Nephropsis rosea - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4513, 8 June 2015, 16°12.58'N, 61°53.14'W, 644-406 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18772; st. CP4619, 25 June 2015, 16°20.98'N, 60°45.96'W, 774-643 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19091; st. CP4643, 28 June 2015, 15°44.98'N, 61°11.07'W, 609-611 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19153.
Comment: determination is based on distance between anterior supraorbital spine and gastric tubercle as 2/3 distance between gastric tubercle and cervical groove, which is the most constant and reliable character to distinguish this species from N. aculeata (cf. Holthuis, 1974: 788).

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