Decapoda - Axiidea - Callianassidae - Glypturus

Glypturus acanthochirus Stimpson, 1866

World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - <1-91 m. Fla, GMx, Carib, Ven. - Biffar (1971) - Miami; Florida Keys (Stimpson); Dry Tortugas; Puerto Rico; Jamaica (Schmitt); Barbados (Schmitt); Antigua; Venezuela

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-91 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (Antigua, Martinique, ?Barbados), IOV (Margarita, Tortuga). 1-91 m. WA.
Glypturus acanthochirus Stimpson - Schmitt, 1924a:93, Barbados [with a ?]. - Lira, 2004: tab. 1, Tortuga. - Felder & Robles, 2009: 330, tab. 1, Margarita. - Ngoc-Ho, 2005: 73, Martinique [IX.1984, Célimène leg. 1 male CL 24 mm, TL 81 mm, MNHN Th676, in comparison specimens examined].
Callianassa acanthochirus - Biffar, 1971: 655, ?Barbados, Antigua [see comment]. - Abele & Kim, 1986: 26, Barbados, Antigua.
Comment: In Biffar (1971: 660), record from Barbados could perhaps be a juvenile of Corallianassa longiventris (A. Milne-Edwards, 1870).

Comment(s) on data
Biffar (1971: 360) - Schmitt (1924) described a small specimen from Barbados as ? Glypturus acanthochirus, and reexamination of the specimen did not make a more definitive specific identification possible. Other small specimens of C. acanthochirus which have been examined have dorsal spines on the palm, but there is no indication of such spines in this specimen. The spination on the remainder of the cheliped resembles that of C. acanthochirus, and several other features (endopod and exopod of uropod, posterior edge of telson, discernible pigmentation) show similarities. However, the cristate borders of the palm, proximal telsonal margins, and proximal maxillipedal segments would support an identification as C. longiventris. The lack of adult morphological characters makes positive identification impossible until the morphology of juveniles is better known.

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