Decapoda - Brachyura - Inachoididae - Pyromaia

Pyromaia cuspidata Stimpson, 1871

World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 27-549 m. NCar–E GMx, Cuba, Carib–Col

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 27-549 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: WA. North Carolina to eastern Gulf of Mexico, Cuba, Carribean Sea to Colombia. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe), IOV (Cubagua). 27-549 m.
Pyromaia cuspidata - Hernández-Ávila et al., 2007: appendix, Cubagua [From literature]. - Poupin & Corbari, 2016: in press, Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, st. CP4624, 26 June 2015, 15°56.23'N, 61°30.67'W, 242-243 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19112.
Comment: the determination is based on key and figure in Rathbun (1925, pl. 41). This is a first record for Guadeloupe but the species was already reported from Lesser Antilles (Cubagua).

Comment(s) on data
Karubenthos 2015 Guadeloupe - Based on no spine at proximal end of merus of ambulatory legs; short pubescence on carapace and legs not obvious on photo. Verify that there is 'a spine near the middle of basal antennal article' (seems to be present on ventral and lateral photos).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database