Decapoda - Brachyura - Homolodromiidae - Homolodromia

Homolodromia monstrosa Martin, Christiansen & Trautwein, 2001

World Distribution
Lemaitre & Tavares (2014) - Eastern United States (Florida); Gulf of Mexico (Florida; Texas, off Aransas Bay; off Campeche Bank); Caribbean Sea (Dominica, St. Croix, Saba, Antigua, Barbuda); Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama; Colombia (Guajira peninsula, Cartagena); Suriname (off Paramaribo); French Guiana; Brazil (Belém; Rio Grande do Norte); depth: 375 to 918 m.

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 375-918 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Croix), ICA (Saba, St Eustatius, St Kitts, Nevis, Antigua, Barbuda, Guadeloupe, Dominica). 375-918 m. WA.
Homolodromia monstrosa Martin, Christiansen & Trautwein, 2001: 314, Saba 'identity questionable' [R/V Oregon II, st. 10831, 17°38'N, 63°48'W, W of Saba Island, 356 fa, (651 m)]. - Tavares & Lemaitre, 2014: 512 'tentatively assigned to H. monstrosa', St Croix, Saba, St Eustatius, St Kitts, Nevis, Antigua, Barbuda, Dominica [R/V Oregon II, 1969]
Homolodromia monstrosa - Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4512, 8 June 2015, 16°12.57'N, 61°53.54'W, 532-409 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18781.
Comment: This species much ressembles Homolodromia paradoxa A. Milne-Edwards, 1880 and there is still some confusion to separate both species confidently (see Lemaitre & Tavares, 2014). Based on setation, Karubenthos 2015 photographs seem to show a male. No supraorbital spine can be seen on the anterolateral margin of the carapace which indicate H. monstrosa (cf. Martin et al., 2001; Lemaitre & Tavares, 2014). The Karubenthos photographs are also comparable to a color photograph of H. monstrosa in Takeda (1983: 112 as H. paradoxa, see Martin et al., 2001: 324). Sex and the absence of the minute supraorbital spine (perhaps hidden by setae on the photographs) must be verified on the specimen.

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