Decapoda - Dendrobranchiata - Sergestidae - Robustosergia

Robustosergia robusta (Smith, 1882)

World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 100-900 m. E & W Atl, E GMx, Med. 200-5000 m in Takeda (1983)

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Pelagic or bathypelagic

Vertical range : Pelagic or bathypelagic - Min-Max observed: 100-5000 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: eastern and western Atlantic, Mediterranean. Lesser Antilles, ICA (?Guadeloupe, Martinique, Grenada). 100-900 m. ATL-MED.
Sergestes robustus Smith - Faxon, 1896: 163, Martinique, Grenada [R/V Blake, 291-626 fathoms].
Sergia ?robusta - Martin et al., 2005: 218, off Grenada [NOAA, R/V Ronald H. Brown and ROV, Kick’em Jenny volcano, 261 m].
Sergia ?robusta - Guadeloupe (first record?), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin [To be checked with Vereshchaka, 1994: 75, key; S. grandis possible also], st. CP4524, 10 June 2015, 16°30.17'N, 61°42.4'W, 550-500 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18802.
Comment: Photograph of Karubenthos specimen attributed with hesitation to S. robusta. The shape of its rostrum matches well that illustrated in Perez Farfante & Kensley (1997: 198, fig. 140). However, Sergia grandis (Sund, 1920) can be also considered. This must be checked with the specimen and Vereshchaka (1994: 75) key.

French Guiana and surroundings areas: Guiana, Suriname, Brazil (Amapà)
Sergia robusta - Takeda, 1983, JAMARC Japanese book, Suriname and French Guiana: 52.

Comment(s) on data
New genus Robustosergia Vereshchaka, Olesen & Lunina, 2014 (Plos One,

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