Decapoda - Achelata - Scyllaridae - Scyllarus

Scyllarus americanus (Smith, 1869)



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 1-46 m. NCar–GMx, Bah, PRico, Ven–Brazil

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-46 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Thomas), ICA (Guadeloupe). 1-46 m. WA.
Arctus americanus (Smith) - A. Milne-Edwards, 1880a: 64, Guadeloupe [R/V Blake, st. 167, 175 brasses].
Scyllarus americanus - Schmitt, 1935: 174, St Thomas [also Vieques].
Not Sycllarus americanus - Bouvier, 1925: 449, St John [R/V Blake, st. 142, Flanegan Passage], in part = S. chacei [fide Holthuis, 1960: 152, see comments]

Comment(s) on data
Holthuis (1960: 152) - Scyllarus chacei has been extensively described and well figured by Bouvier (1925, Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard, 47(5): 448-450, PL 7, Fig 3), who identified his specimen as Scyllarus americanus, though he
already noticed differences between it and a type specimen of Scyllarus americanus. Fenner A. Chace, Jr., Curator, Division of Marine Invertebrates, U. S. National Museum, was the first to draw my attention to the fact that the differences between this form and S. americanus are of a specific nature; it is therefore a great pleasure for me to dedicate this new species to him.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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