Kemponia americana (Kingsley, 1878), Kingsley, 1878

Almeida, Alexandre Oliveira De, Guerrazzi, Maria Cec Lia & Coelho, Petr Ȏ Nio Alves, 2007, Stomatopod and decapod crustaceans from Camamu Bay, state of Bahia, Brazil, Zootaxa 1553, pp. 1-45: 11

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.178168

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3507084

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scientific name

Kemponia americana (Kingsley, 1878)
status

 

Kemponia americana (Kingsley, 1878)  

Material examined (N= 86). 2m, 9 f, 12 /VI/ 2004, St. 0 1 ( MZUESC # 651); 7m, 10 f, 24 /III/ 2005, St. 0 4 ( MZUESC # 730); 14m, 5 f, 1 ni, 25 /III/ 2005, St. 0 5 ( MZUESC # 731); 2m, 1 f, 1 ni, 07/VIII/ 2005, St. 0 5 ( MZUESC # 743).

Distribution. Western Atlantic – from North Carolina to western Gulf of Mexico, Antilles (West Indies to Aruba), and Brazil (Rocas Atoll, oceanic banks off Ceará, and from Amapá to Alagoas, Espírito Santo, and São Paulo) ( Williams 1984; Ramos-Porto & Coelho 1998; Calado & Sousa 2003).

Ecological notes. In sand and gravel bottoms, seagrass, tidepools, and in sponges. From shallow waters to 105 m ( Ramos-Porto & Coelho 1990; Ramos-Porto & Coelho 1998; Calado & Sousa 2003).

Previous records in Bahia. None.

Remarks. This species was recently transferred from the genus Periclimenes   Costa, 1844 to Kemponia   erected by Bruce (2004). Although K. americana   is known from several states in northern and northeastern Brazil, cited as P. americanus   ( Coelho & Ramos 1972; Ramos-Porto & Coelho 1990; Ramos-Porto & Coelho 1998; Calado & Sousa 2003), we found no literature records between the states of Alagoas and Espírito Santo. Hence, we record the species from Bahia for the first time.

MZUESC

Museu de Zoologia da Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz