Decapoda - Brachyura - Raninidae - Ranilia

Ranilia constricta (A. Milne-Edwards, 1880)

World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - <20-365 m. NCar–GMx–Brazil, As I, E Atl

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 20-365 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: North Carolina to Gulf of Mexico to Brazil, Ascencion Island, eastern Atlantic. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe), IOV (Los Testigos, Margarita, Curaçao). 20-365 m. ATL.
Ranilia constricta - Soto, 1986: 7(83), Margarita, Los Testigos [R/V Pillsbury, st. P-710, bewteen Margarita, Los Testigos]. - Stepp, 2014: 17, Curaçao [Fossil remains]. - Luque et al., 2017: 58, Curaçao [Fossil remains].
Ranilia constricta - Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4624, 26 June 2015, 15°56.23'N, 61°30.67'W, 242-243 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19110.
Comment: Soto (1986: 8/83) "My own examination of the brachyuran collection obtained by the R/V Pillsbury in the Caribbean region revealed a single male specimen of this raninid crab identified by Dr. L. B. Holthuis (unpublished); this record was taken from a locality east of Isla Margarita, Venezuela, at a depth of 47 m (Pillsbury station 710, 10°47'N, 62°55'W)". - Specimen from Karubenthos 2015 is identified following Rathbun (1937) with an additional figure in Williams (1984, fig. 196).

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