A collection of porcellanid crabs from Guadeloupe Island, Caribbean Sea Lesser Antilles, is reported. The specimens were obtained during the KARUBENTHOS Expedition (V.2012), a 1-month intensive survey of selected habitats in shallow-water to moderate depth (intertidal to 160 m). A total of 20 species were found, 15 of which represent new records for Guadeloupe Island. Almost all species were photographed in color shortly after capture. For each species, a diagnosis, notes on habitat, geographical distribution, and taxonomic remarks, are given. The 20 species of porcellanid crabs found in Guadeloupe Island represent 54% of a total of 37 species known from the entire Lesser Antilles (Anguilla to Trinidad) and the islands off Venezuela (Testigos to Aruba). The richness of the porcellanid fauna of Guadeloupe Island indicates a high biodiversity potential in other decapod crustaceans or invertebrates in general, living in marine habitats of this Island.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.