Decapoda - Brachyura - Palicidae - Palicus

Palicus faxoni Rathbun, 1897



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 59-190 m. NCar–E GMx, Yuc, Brazil

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 59-214 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: WA. North Carolina, eastern Gulf of Mexico, Yucatan to Brazil. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe). 59-214 m.
Palicus faxoni - Poupin & Corbari, 2016: in press, Guadeloupe (first record for Lesser Antilles), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin [Based on sibling EP species, Palicus lucasii, illustrated in Rathbun (1918:193, fig. 119) and Williams (1984: 483, fig. 379); depth range extended from 190 m to 201-214 m], st. DW4589, 21 June 2015, 15°59.84'N, 61°27.84'W, 221-150 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18996; st. DW4592, 22 June 2015, 15°58.74'N, 61°21.82'W, 214-201 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19020.
Comment: this is a first record for Lesser Antilles but the species has a large WA distribution. The specimen from Guadeloupe is overall very similar to its sibling species in the eastern Pacific, Palicus lucasii Rathbun, 1898, as illustrated in Rathbun (1918:193, fig. 119) and Williams (1984: 483, fig. 379). The maximum deep range of the species is slightly extended herein from 190 m to at least 201/214 m.

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