Decapoda - Brachyura - Calappidae - Calappa

Calappa nitida Holthuis, 1958



World Distribution
Góes & Fernandes-Góes (2007) - shallow to 1246 m. Antilles, Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana, Brazil (Amapá to Bahia). - Coehlo et al. (2008) - West Indies, Venezuela, Surinam, Guyanas to Brazil. No record found in lit. from Greater and Lesser Antilles. 'Antilles' is possibly for 'West Indies', including Venezuelan coast.

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-1246 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ?Lesser Antilles, ICA(?Guadeloupe). 1-1246 m (Góes & Fernandes-Góes, 2007). WA (continental?).
Calappa nitida - Vaslet et al., 2013: 245, annexe 3, Guadeloupe [from Bourgeois-Lebel 1982, not seen]. - Taissoun, 1984-1985: 145, Margarita (Los Frailes).
Comment: this is the only record of this species for Lesser Antilles. According to Góes & Fernandes-Góes (2007) and Coelho et al. (2008) the species is widely distributed from 'Antilles'/West Indies, Venezuela to Brazil, collected from shallow to 1246 m! However, it seems that it has never been reported from Antilles (Greater or Lesser). Therefore, present record from Guadeloupe is suspect especially as the original reference (Bourgeois-Lebel, 1982) was not seen and no specimens were examined from Guadeloupe. Therefore, this record could be another species of the 'Calappa flammea group' (see Holthuis, 1958), such as Calappa ocellata Holthuis, 1958.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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