Decapoda - Brachyura - Ocypodidae - Minuca

Minuca mordax (Smith, 1870)



World Distribution
Crane (1975: 174) - Tropical western Atlantic. Because of frequent confusions with vocator, burgersi, and rapax, mordax is known with certainty only from the following locations. All are continental, not West Indian, with the exception of Trinidad, which is geologically a portion of South America and where, in any case, the species is rare. Guatemala: Puerto Barrios; Nicaragua: Greytown; Colombia: Turbo; Venezuela; Trinidad: in northern and northeastern swamps; Guyana: Georgetown; Surinam; Brazil: several localities from Belem to Estado Sao Paulo, near Cananeia. (This southernmost record fide Gerlach, 1958.1; his material was identified by Bott.)

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

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

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (Antigua, Barbados, Trinidad), IOV (?Bonaire). Intertidal. WA (continental?).
Uca mordax - Rathbun, 1921: 79, Antigua, Barbados [Barbados-Antigua Expedition 1918]. - Rathbun, 1936: 388, Bonaire [coll. P. Hummelinck, 1930]. - Chace & Holthuis, 1948: 27, Bonaire [Coll. P.Hummelinck; record doubtful see comment]. - Hagen, 1970: 225, Trinidad [Caribbean Uca groups; from littérature].
Uca (Minuca) mordax - Crane, 1975: 173, 604, Trinidad, synonymy and distribution.
Comment: Records in Antigua, Barbados, Bonaire not retrieved in Crane (1975), presence in these Islands is doubtful because M. mordax is mostly a continental species (plus Trinidad); it could be M. burgersi instead, following Holthuis (1967: 52, discussion).

Comment(s) on data
Comment: new genus Minuca from Shih et al. (2016).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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