Decapoda - Axiidea - Axiidae - Calastacus

Calastacus colpos Kensley, 1996

World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 339-1171 m. GMx only: NW & unspecified. Also Guadeloupe from this database.

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 339-1171 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Gulf of Mexico. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe). 339-1171 m. WA.
Calastacus colpos - Guadeloupe (first record for Lesser Antilles), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin [Based on Kensley, 1996a: 159, fig. 1-2, aspect of carapace, abdomen and chelae], st. CP4643, 28 June 2015, 15°44.98'N, 61°11.07'W, 609-611 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19166.
Comment: This is the first record of this species since its description in 1996 and a geographic range extension from Gulf of Mexico to Lesser Antilles. An other species of this genus is reported in the western Atlantic, Calastacus mexicanus Kensley, 1996, but the two species are easily distinct by aspect of the first pereopod (cf. Kensley, 1996: 162, tab. 2).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database