Decapoda - Anomura - Chirostylidae - Uroptychus

Uroptychus nitidus (A. Milne Edwards, 1880)



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 161-1342 m, Ga–Fla Str, GMx, Bah, Carib–Brazil.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with corals (obligate)

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 161-1342 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Thomas, St Croix), ICA (Anguilla, St Kitts, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St Lucia, St Vincent, Grenada, Barbados). 161-1342 m. WA.
Diptychus nitidus A. Milne Edwards, 1880a: 62, in part cf. Chace (1942), St Croix (Frederickstadt) St Kitts, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St Lucia, St Vincent (Grenadines), Grenada (Carriacou), Barbados; in part cf. Baba & Wicksten, 2017: 277 [some spp. are U. reedae sp. nov.] [R/V Blake, 88-734 brasses, 161–1343 m].
Uroptychus nitidus - Henderson, 1888: 174, off Culebra, St Thomas, Anguilla (off Sombrero) [R/V Challenger, st. 23, 450-590 fathoms; st. 24, off Culebra/St Thomas, dredge 390 fathoms]. - Baba et al., 2008: 38, Lesser Antilles, type localities [Catalog].
Uroptychus nitidus (typical form). - Schmitt, 1935: 182, Culebra, St Croix, Barbados. - Chace, 1942: 11, fig. 3, St Croix, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St Lucia, St Vincent [also N coast of Cuba, NW of Dry Tortugas (Fla.), off Cayo Lobos (Campeche); 163–1358 m). - Baba & Wicksten, 2017: 253, Dominica, Martinique, St Vincent.
Comment: U. nitidus is a species complex revised by K. Baba & M. Wicksten (2017). Beside the typical form two varieties are reported from Lesser Antilles (Guadeloupe, Karubenthos 2015 Expedition).

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