Decapoda - Brachyura - Mathildellidae - Neopilumnoplax

Neopilumnoplax americana (Rathbun, 1898)

World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 128-805 m. NCar–S Fla, Antil, Brazil, Indo-Pac. (Check Indo-Pac, seems strange) - In Tavares & Melo (2010, Crustaceana) - central southwestern Atlantic

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 128-805 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (Guadeloupe). 128-805 m. WA.
Pilumnoplax americana - Chace, 1940: 43, Guadeloupe [R/V Blake, st. 164, 150 fathoms, a male in Museum of Comparative Zoology].
Comment: Tavares & Guinot (1996) when describing Neopilumnoplax gervaini sp. nov. from Guadeloupe, a species closely affiliated to Neopilumnoplax americana, have not examined the male of N. americana from R/V Blake, Guadeloupe in Chace (1940) and do not mention Chace (1940) in their references. Therefore, it is possible that Chace (1940) record from Guadeloupe is conspecific to N. gervaini, but that must still be confirmed by comparison of the specimens.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database