Decapoda - Caridea - Crangonidae - Parapontocaris

Parapontocaris caribbaea (Boone, 1927)

World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 322-885 m. Fla Str–GMx, Bah, Carib–Sur
(Chan, 1996) - Western Atlantic, from the Bahama Islands, Straits of Florida, Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea to off Surinam and French Guiana. At depths of 311-885 m.

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 311-885 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Florida Strait to Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, Caribbean Sea to Suriname. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe, Barbados). 311-885 m. WA.
Parapontocaris caribbaea - Chan, 1996: 319, Barbados [R/V Blake, st. 273, 382 m]
Parapontocaris caribbaea - Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4532, 11 June 2015, 16°30.06'N, 61°37.54'W, 367-362 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18831; st. DW4587, 21 June 2015, 16°1.67'N, 61°24.01'W, 406-281 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19000; st. CP4648, 29 June 2015, 16°2.31'N, 61°27.3'W, 388-368 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19200.
Comment: Karubenthos II specimen determined with Chan (1996: 319) with previous local occurrence. This is a first record for Guadeloupe Island.

French Guiana and surroundings areas: Guiana, Suriname, Brazil (Amapà)
Pontacaris sp. – Takeda, 1983: 71, Suriname, French Guiana [310–475 m]. Same as Parapontocaris caribbaea in Chan (1996).
Parapontocaris caribbaea – Chan, 1996: 319, Suriname, French Guiana [re-determination off Takeda specimens, with this comment: "The 'Pontocaris sp.' reported by Takeda (1983) from Surinam and French Guiana actually belongs to Parapontocaris and very probably represents the present species, since it has four dorsal teeth on the carapace."].
Distribution/Habitat – WA; Marine; 311–885 m.

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