Decapoda - Caridea - Pasiphaeidae - Pasiphaea

Pasiphaea merriami Schmitt, 1931



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 412-3206 m. E Fla–GMx, Carib–Sur. Also Brazil Brazil, from Bahia to EspRrito Santo states (Tavares & Cardoso, 2006, Zootaxa).

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Pelagic or bathypelagic

Vertical range : Pelagic or bathypelagic - Min-Max observed: 412-3206 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: eastern Florida to Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea to Suriname; also Brazil (Tavares & Cardoso, 2006). ICA (Guadeloupe). 412-3206 m. WA.
Pasiphaea merriami - Guadeloupe (first record for Lesser Antilles), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin [Carapace and rostrum agree well with drawing in Tavares & Cardoso, 2006, fig. 1a, Zootaxa; this is the single species of Pasiphaea in the Gulf of Mexico], st. CP4608, 24 June 2013, 16°15.02'N, 60°50.8'W, 618-632 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19047.
Comment: shape of rostrum and aspect of carapace of Karubenthos specimen similar to Tavares & Cardoso (2006, fig. 1a). Pasiphaea merriami is the sole species of the genus in the Gulf of Mexico.

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