Decapoda - Brachyura - Pinnotheridae - Austinixa

Austinixa hardyi Heard & Manning, 1997



World Distribution
Heard & Manning, 1997 - Tobago only, 0-1.5 m.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with crustacea

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 0-2 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (Tobago). 0-1.5 m. Only/ICA.
Austinixa hardyi Heard & Manning, 1997: 395, Tobago. - Harrison, 2004: 745, tab. 1, Tobago. - Palacios Theil et al., 2009: 450, tab. 1, Tobago.
Comment: This species is considered as a junior synonym of Austinixa aidae by Harrison & Hanley (2005), based on discrete morphological characters, morphometric characters, and mitochondrial DNA sequence data. This synonymy is not accepted in Palacios Theil et al. (2009) with this comment 'Clearly, additional analyses would be welcomed, but for now we must recommend treatment of A. hardyi and A. aidae as separate species'.

Comment(s) on data
This species was collected as an associate of a species of Callichirus, a Caribbean species near C major (Say, 1818)

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

This species in Worms Database