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Range DescriptionThis species is reported from the west central Atlantic (Holthuis 1991). This species is also present off the east and west coasts of Florida and North Carolina (Robertson 1971), and from the tropical northwestern Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico and in the western Caribbean waters (Manzanilla-Dominguez and Gasca 2004). This species is reported off the Columbian Caribbean coastline (Gabriel et al. 1998).
The type locality for Arctus depressus, described by Smith (1881) was a small (18.7 mm) immature specimen dredged from 86 fathoms (157 metres) near Block Island, off the coast of Rhode Island (Robertson 1971).