Decapoda - Axiidea - Axiidae - Eiconaxius

Eiconaxius antillensis (Bouvier, 1905)



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 161-1065 m. GMx off Yuc, Carib

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 161-1065 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Gulf of Mexico, off Yucatan, Caribbean Sea. Lesser Antilles, ICA (?Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Barbados). 161-1065 m. WA.
Eiconaxius crist-galli antillensis Bouvier, 1905: 803, Antilles [R/V Blake].
Axius (Eiconaxius) crista-galli antillensis - Bouvier, 1925: 456, Montserrat, Barbados [R/V Blake, st. 154, 298 brasses, 'Montana' sic; st. 281, 288 brasses, Barbados].
Eiconaxius ?antillensis - Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin [Based on Bouvier (1925, pl. 8, fig. 3); check with other potential candidates such as E. rotundifrons and/or E. carribaeus] , st. DW4518, 9 June 2015, 16°34.04'N, 61°37.48'W, 441-426 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18871; st. DW4550, 14 June 2015, 16°36.91'N, 61°30.72'W, 482-432 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18924; st. DW4630, 27 June 2015, 15°48.07'N, 61°28.81'W, 428-379 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19129.
Comment: this determination is based on Bouvier (1925: 456, pl. 8, fig. 3) but other potential candidates in the region such as Eiconaxius rotundifrons (Bouvier, 1905) or Eiconaxius caribbaeus (Faxon, 1896) cannot be totally excluded which must be checked with the specimens.

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