Decapoda - Anomura - Chirostylidae - Uroptychus

Uroptychus spinosus (A. Milne Edwards & Bouvier, 1894)



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 265-421 m. GMx, Cuba. Also Guadeloupe, from this database.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with corals (obligate)

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 265-421 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: off Cuba (Chace, 1942). Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe). 265-421 m. Endemic/Antilles.
Uroptychus spinosus - Guadeloupe (first record for Lesser Antilles), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. DW4628, 26 June 2015, 15°54.51'N, 61°39.84'W, 320-260 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19121 [Check denticles behind each eye on dorsal surface of carapace]
Comment: This is the first record of this species described 'probably off Cuba' and retreived 'presumably' from off the north coast of Cuba (Chace, 1942: 29). Indication of 'Dominica, St Vincent, 176–444 m' in Baba et al. (2008) catalog for this species is by error (pers. com. K. Baba, 2016).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database