IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

This species was originally described by Holthuis (1960) to be distributed "from North Carolina to northeastern Brazil, throughout the Caribbean area" (Tavares 1997). This species is presently known in Brazil from the states of Para, Ceara, Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Sergipe, Bahia, and Rio de Janeiro (Tavares 1997). Holthuis (1991) records this species distribution as the western central Atlantic. This species is present in the south west Gulf of Mexico (Soto et al. 1998).

Nizinski (2003) confirms this species range across the Western Atlantic as, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina to Bahia, Brazil, including the West Indies, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea (Williams 1984, Coelho and Ramos-Porto 1998 in Nizinski 2003).


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