Decapoda - Anomura - Pylochelidae - Cheiroplatea

Cheiroplatea scutata Ortmann, 1892

World Distribution
Forest (1987: 98) - Gulf of Mexico, unknown place and depth. Now Guadeloupe, 485-496 m, based on this compilation.

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 485-496 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Gulf of Mexico, unknown place and depth (Forest, 1987). Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe). 485-496 m. WA.
Cheiroplatea scutata - Guadeloupe (first record for Lesser Antilles), Karubenthos II 2015, photo det. R. Lemaitre, st. DW4639, 28 June 2015, 15°47.57'N, 61°19.21'W, 485-496 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19149.
Comment: this species was recognized by R. Lemaitre. It is the sole species in the genus and cannot be confused with any related species. It lives in a tubular cavity in wood or stone, unnoticed during Karubenthos II. This is the first record of the species since its description. Its depth range, previously unknown, is presently set to 485-496 m.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database