Decapoda - Brachyura - Homolidae - Homola

Homola minima Guinot & Richer de Forges, 1995

World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 55-683 m. Mass-GMx, S Carib? & Brazil? Guinot & Richer de Forges (1995) - 55-683 m, western Atlantic, from Massachusetts to Caribbea, ?South American coast. Brazil in Lemaitre & Tavares (2014) - Northeastern coast of the United States, from Massachusetts to Florida, Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and eastern coast of South America, from Suriname to Uruguay; depth: 55 to 700 m.

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 55-700 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Massachusetts to Gulf of Mexico, southern Caribbean Sea, Brazil. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe, Barbados). 55-683 m. WA.
Homola spinifrons - A. Milne-Edwards, 1880a: 33, Barbados [R/V Hassler, 100 brasses] - Not Homola spinifrons Leach, 1816, cf. Guinot & Richer de Forges (1995: 326), but H. minima sp. nov.
Homola minima - Tavares & Lemaitre, 2014: 514, Barbados [Coll. J. Lewis, 146-183 m, USNM 152623].
Homola minima - Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin [Distinct from H. vigil by much obvious bifid rostral spine], st. DW4599, 22 June 2015, 15°53.14'N, 61°25.15'W, 262-266 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19038; st. CP4623, 26 June 2015, 15°55.72'N, 61°31.02'W, 217-182 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19103.
Comment: this identification is based on the aspect of the bifid rostral spine that separate this species from related Homola vigil, also collected during Karubenthos 2015.

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