Decapoda - Dendrobranchiata - Solenoceridae - Solenocera

Solenocera neocopina Burkenroad, 1939



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 90-550 m. NCar–Fla, Bah, Carib–Urg

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 90-550 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: North Carolina to Florida, Bahamas, Caribbean Sea to Uruguay. Lesser Antilles, VGI (Virgin Gorda), ICA (Guadeloupe, Barbados), IOV (Los Testigos). 90-550 m. WA.
Solenocera necopina - Pérez Farfante & Bullis, 1973: 14, Virgin Gorda [274 m, 4 March 1933, Johnson Smithsonian Deep Sea Exp. st. 100], Guadeloupe, Barbados [R/V Pillsbury, st. P-944, 1969; R/V Oregon, 1964], Los Testigos [R/V Oregon, 1964]
Solenocera necopina - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4517, 9 June 2015, 16°24.4'N, 61°34'W, 178-185 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18814; st. CP4532, 11 June 2015, 16°30.06'N, 61°37.54'W, 367-362 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18832; st. CP4569, 17 June 2015, 16°17.25'N, 60°59.78'W, 359-250 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18948; st. CP4648, 29 June 2015, 16°2.31'N, 61°27.3'W, 388-368 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19195.
Comment: Mesopenaeus tropicalis was first considered for the specimen photographed during Karubenthos 2015 but its rostrum does not match the figure in Pérez Farfante & Kensley (1997: 174, fig. 120). The aspect of the rostrum with 6 teeth is more like S. necopina, and its carapace and abdomen are in accordance with description in Pérez Farfante & Bullis (1973: 14, fig. 7). The specimen MNHN-IU-2013-19195 is bright red, whereas others specimens are pale yellow, but it similar for distribution pattern of white patches at tip of antennae and on tailfan.

Comment(s) on data
Check that pterygostomian and branchiostegal spines are absent on Karubenthos 2015 specimen.

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