Decapoda - Axiidea - Micheleidae - Meticonaxius

Meticonaxius microps (Bouvier, 1905)



World Distribution
Sakai (2011, Axioidea of the world) - St Croix only, 210 m.

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 165-260 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Croix), ICA (Guadeloupe). 165-260 m. Endemic/VGI/ICA.
Metaxius microps Bouvier, 1905: 806, St Croix [R/V Blake, 115 brasses]. - Bouvier, 1925: 470, St Croix [R/V Blake, st. 123, 115 brasses]. - Schmitt, 1935: 192, St Croix [R/V Blake, st. 123, 115 fathoms]. - Kensley & Heard, 1991: 516, St Croix [Holotype].
Meticonaxius microps - Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. DW4566, 16 June 2015, 16°21.14'N, 60°50.54'W, 260-165 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18955 [Check MNHN number with specimen, truncated on photo].
Comment: the determination is based on Bouvier (1925: 471, fig. 28), Kensley & Heard (1991: 516, fig. 14), and place of collection. This is the first record of this species since its description from an incomplete specimen by Bouvier (1925, St Croix, 210 m).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database