Decapoda - Axiidea - Axiidae - Calocaris

Calocaris caribbaeus Kensley, 1996



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 589-1272 m. NW GMx, L Antil, S Carib

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 589-1272 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: northwestern Gulf of Mexico, South Caribbean Sea, Surinam. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Antigua, Guadeloupe, Trinidad). 589-1272 m. WA.
Calocaris caribbaeus Kensley, 1996a: 164, Antigua [R/V Oregon, st. 10843, 17°06'N, 62°17'W, 589 m], Trinidad [R/V Pillsbury, st. P-846, 11°37.8'N, 60°37.4'W, 878-942 m]. - Felder et al., 2009: 1063, Lesser Antilles.
Calocaris caribbaeus - Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin [Based on Kensley, 1996a: 164, fig. 5, aspect of carapace and abdomen], st. DW4507, 7 June 2015, 16°12.57'N, 61°52.64'W, 750-700 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18855.
Comment: Guadeloupe specimen is incomplete, missing almost all its pereopods. However, by the aspect of rostrum, carapace, and abdominal pleurae, it can be attributed confidently to Calocaris caribbaeus. This is the first record of the species since its description in 1996 with type specimens from Lesser Antilles.

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