Decapoda - Brachyura - Inachoididae - Collodes

Collodes robustus ? Smith, 1881

World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 27-683 m. Mass–Fla Str, GMx, SE Carib

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 27-683 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: WA. Massachussetts to Florida Strait, Gulf of Mexico, southeastern Carribean Sea. ?Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe). 27-683 m.
Collodes ?robustus - Poupin & Corbari, 2016: in press, Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4543, 13 June 2015, 16°39.83'N, 61°33.03'W, 385-399 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18899; st. DW4601, 23 June 2015, 16°2.94'N, 61°16.53'W, 632-346 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19040.
Comment: this tentative identification is based on the aspect of the rostrum, with 2 broad and short spines as illustrated in Rathbun (1925: 114, fig. 35). However, the specimens examined on photographs are dirty with details on the carapace such as spines and/or granules not visible. The identification must be checked with the specimens and Rathbun (1925: 106, key of American Collodes).

Comment(s) on data
First Id. of Karubenthos 2015 specimens as Collodes inermis, but depth range not in accordance (1-40 m). Collodes robustus is a better candidate for the deep range (27-683 m).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database