Decapoda - Brachyura - Pinnotheridae - Clypeasterophilus

Clypeasterophilus juvenilis (Bouvier, 1917)

World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 64-281 m. Fla Keys–N & S GMx, Bah

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with echinoderms

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 64-281 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: WA, Florida Keys, Bahamas, northern and southern Gulf of Mexico. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe). 64-281 m.
Clypeasterophilus juvenilis - Poupin & Corbari, 2016: in press, Guadeloupe (first record for Lesser Antilles), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. DW4615, 25 June 2015, 16°23.16'N, 60°49.66'W, 270-226 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19074; st. CP4623, 26 June 2015, 15°55.72'N, 61°31.02'W, 217-182 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19107.
Comment: the determination is based on description by Bouvier (1917) and figures in Griffith (1987). This species lives in association with Clypeaster sea urchins. Its host is identified herein as being most probably Clypeaster ravenelii (A. Agassiz 1869) (pers. com. Chantal De Ridder, October 2015). Griffith (1987) has a key that will be useful to confirm this photograph determination.

Comment(s) on data
C. ususfructus is a sibling species of C. juvenilis in eastern Pacific.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database