Decapoda - Anomura - Parapaguridae - Parapagurus

Parapagurus alaminos Lemaitre, 1986

World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 850-3360 m. NCar–GMx, SW Carib, E Atl

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 850-3360 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: western Atlantic, from off North Carolina, the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, to off Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil; eastern Atlantic, from the Azores and Canary Islands to the Gulf of Guinea (Lemaitre & Tavares, 2015). Lesser Antilles, ICA (?Guadeloupe, Tobago), IOV (Los Roques). 850-3360 m. ATL.
Parapagurus alaminos Lemaitre, 1986: 527, Tobago, Los Roques [Indicated as Caribbean Sea (RSMAS) which must include specimens from R/V Pillsbury, st. 844, Tobago (USNM 310805), st. 747, Los Roques (USNM 310817), consulted at, Smithsonian online collection, October 2015].
Parapagurus ?alaminos - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4513, 8 June 2015, 16°12.58'N, 61°53.14'W, 644-406 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18767.
Comment: this tentative determination is mostly based on color as illustrated in Lemaitre & Tavares (2015, fig. 23b). Shield and ocular peduncles are dirty white and ambulatory legs are paler than in Parapagurus pilisominaus (see comment under P. pilosimanus). It is however necessary to check the specimen with other key characters reported in Lemaitre (1986).

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