Gastroptychus Formosus (Filhol, 1884) (Decapoda, Anomura, Chirostylidae): Taxonomic History and First Record From the Western Atlantic
Source: Crustaceana, Volume 68, Number 8, 1995 , pp. 484-488(5)
Abstract:The rare chirostylid Gastroptychus formosus, until now known only from the eastern Atlantic, is reported for the first time from the western Atlantic, indicating a boreal circum-Atlantic distribution. This record also represents the first occurrence mentioned of any chirostylid in Canadian Pacific or Atlantic waters. The find was at a shallower depth than any previous occurrences for this species. The specimen has been deposited at the Atlantic Reference Centre, Huntsman Marine Science Centre, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1995-01-01