Decapoda - Brachyura - Ethusidae - Ethusa

Ethusa microphthalma ? Smith, 1881

World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 20-752 m. Mass–GMx & Cuba. Also ?Lesser Antilles.
Melo (1996: 107) - Also Brazil.

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 20-752 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Massachusetts to Gulf of Mexico, Cuba. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe). 20-752 m. WA.
Ethusa ?microphthalma - Guadeloupe (first record for Lesser Antilles), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. DW4511, 8 June 2015, 16°13.9'N, 61°51.5'W, 660-630 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18889; st. CP4532, 11 June 2015, 16°30.06'N, 61°37.54'W, 367-362 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18833.
Comment: this is a first record for the Lesser Antilles. The determination is based on Rathbun (1937, key and pl. 22, fig. 3). A few characters must however be checked on the specimen such as the aspect of basal segment of antennules, the length of ocular peduncle, and the aspect of P2/P3 dactyls to elminate without doubt affiliated species such as E. lata, E. tenuipes or Ethusina species.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database