Decapoda - Brachyura - Cymonomidae - Curupironomus

Curupironomus agassizi (A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1899)

World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 128-549 m. Fla Str–PRico. Also Lesser Antilles, Guadeloupe from this database.

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 128-549 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: WA. Florida Strait, Puerto Rico. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe). 128-549 m.
Curupironomus agassizi - Guadeloupe (first record for Lesser Antilles), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. DW4556, 15 June 2015, 16°25.62'N, 60°47.94'W, 428-367 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18939.
Comment: this is the first record of this rare species in the Lesser Antilles. The determination is based on Rathbun (1937, pl. 30, fig. 2). The 'obtuse' spines that are characterisitic of this species are longer on posterior part of carapace and ambulatory legs which is perhaps in the range of variations for this species.

Comment(s) on data
First Id C. McLay as Dromiid new genus.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database