Decapoda - Stenopodidea - Spongicolidae - Microprosthema

Microprosthema manningi Goy & Felder, 1988

World Distribution
(Goy & Felder, 1988, JNH) - WA, Caribbean (Isla Providencia), Belize, Mexico (Isla en Medio), Florida (Key Biscayne) 1-3 m, plus British Virgin Island by synonymy (Guana Is. 10 m)

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

Vertical range : Shallow-waters (0-100 m) - Min-Max observed: 1-10 m

Lesser Antilles data
Microprosthema jareckii Martin, 2002: 108, VGI, Guana Island (near Tortola Is.), British Virgin Islands, 10 m - Accepted as Microprosthema manningi Goy & Felder, 1988 (see comments).

Comment(s) on data
In Goy & Martin (2013, Zootaxa) - The degree of morphological variation seen in Microprosthema semilaeve and compared to the degree of variation reported for M. manningi Goy & Felder, 1988 leads us to conclude that M. jareckii Martin, 2002 needs to be considered a junior synonym of M. manningi.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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