Decapoda - Anomura - Munididae - Munida

Munida amathea Macpherson & de Saint Laurent, 1991



World Distribution
Macpherson (2006: 298) - French Polynesia, previously known from Tuamotu and Tubuai Islands, 300-800 m (Macpherson & de Saint Laurent 1991), Austral and Gambier Islands, 300-800 m (Poupin 1996). The present material was collected in Tuamotu and Austral Archipelagos, between 212 and 1200 m.
Tuamotu (Kaukura, Makatea, Niau, Tikehau) - Macpherson (2013: 296, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos) - French Polynesia, Tubuai, Society and Gambier Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago, between 212-1200 m. The present material was caught in the Tarava seamounts, and the Tuamotu and Society archipelagos, at 390-1130 m.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with corals (facultative)

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 300-1130 m

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Munida amathea Macpherson & de Saint Laurent, 1991: 389, fig. 5 (Fangataufa, Gambier, Makemo, Maria, Marutea South, Moruroa, Rapa; 300-800m; coll. Frv Marara, fr). - Poupin, 1996a: 96 (Checklist); 1996b: 22, pl. 10a (Same material, illustrated). - Macpherson, 2006: 297 (coll. Frv Marara, Moruroa, Rapa, 600-800 m, trap, st. 450, st. 461, st. 465, st. 468; coll. BENTHAUS Exp. Austral Is. 2002, trawl and dredge, Lotus bank Rurutu, Marotiri, Rapa, Rimatara, Rurutu, Tubai, 212-1200 m, st. DW1885, CP1889, CP1891, DW1892, CP1909, CP1910, DW1956, DW1957, CP1965, CP1967, DW1991, DW1995, DW1996, DW2004, DW2010, DW2017).
Munida amathea - Macpherson (2013: 295, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos) - French Polynesia. TARASOC: Tarava seamounts, stn DW 3300 (Mont Punu Taipu°, 670-757 m, 1 ovigerous female 17.4 mm, 1 female 12.4 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5669). – stn CP 3303 (Mont Punu Taipu), 587-704 m, 3 females 5.7-9.3 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5680). – stn DW 3327 (Mont 'Otaha), 747-836 m, 1 female 19.4 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5673). – stn DW 3330 (Mont 'Otaha), 717-794 m, 1 female 8.0 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5676). – stn DW 3344 (Mont 'Ori'o Mata), 643 m, 1 ovigerous female 20.7 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5667). – Tuamotu Archipelago, stn DW 3365 (Niau), 707-792 m, 1 ovigerous female 18.8 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5671). – stn CP 3376 (Kaukura), 646-737 m, 2 males 17.5, 19.1 mm, 2 ovigerous female 16.5, 18.2 mm, 2 females 8.0, 10.8 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5682). – stn DW 3387 (Tikehau), 550-600 m, 1 male 12.0 mm . (MNHN-IU-2010-5681). – stn DW 3397 (Makatea), 600 m, 2 males 7.3, 12.2 mm, 1 female 9.0 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5675). – Society Archipelago, stn CP 3415 (Bora Bora), 614-730 m, 1 male 7.8 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5679). – stn DW 3405 (Seamount west of Maupiti), 466-1130 m, 2 females 4.4, 4.8 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5678). – stn DW 3407 (Seamount W of Maupiti), 445-645 m, 1 male 15.8 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5666). – stn DW 3418 (Bora Bora), 580-618 m, 1 male 14.5 mm (MNHNIU- 2010-5668). – stn DW 3434 (Huahine), 700-785 m, 1 male 13.8 mm, 1 female 7.9 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5672). – stn DW 3440 (between Raiatea, Tahaa), 650-800 m, 1 male 17.1 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5665). – stn CP 3468 (Moorea), 800-870 m, 3 males 10.5-18.4 mm, 2 ovigerous females 9.2, 20.0 mm, 1 female 10.0 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5670 and UF) . – stn DW 3475 (Moorea), 670 m, 1 male 22.8 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5683). – stn DW 3488 (Moorea), 390-790 m, 1 female 10.8 mm. – stn DW 3489, 450-720 m, 1 male 13.6 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-5677).

Other data
Polynesie, 474 — MacPherson E, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos 24, 193.
Benthaus Polynesie, CP1909 — MacPherson E, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos 24, 193.
Polynesie, 461 — MacPherson E, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos 24, 193.
Polynesie, 465 — MacPherson E, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos 24, 193.
Polynesie, 468 — MacPherson E, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos 24, 193.
Benthaus Polynesie, DW1885 — MacPherson E, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos 24, 193.
Benthaus Polynesie, DW1889 — MacPherson E, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos 24, 193.
Benthaus Polynesie, CP1891 — MacPherson E, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos 24, 193.
Benthaus Polynesie, CP1892 — MacPherson E, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos 24, 193.
Polynesie, CSA450 — MacPherson E, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos 24, 193.
Benthaus Polynesie, DW1991 — MacPherson E, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos 24, 193.
Benthaus Polynesie, DW1996 — MacPherson E, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos 24, 193.
Benthaus Polynesie, CP1967 — MacPherson E, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos 24, 193.
Benthaus Polynesie, CP1965 — MacPherson E, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos 24, 193.
Benthaus Polynesie, DW1957 — MacPherson E, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos 24, 193.
Benthaus Polynesie, DW2010 — MacPherson E, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos 24, 193.
Benthaus Polynesie, DW2004 — MacPherson E, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos 24, 193.
Benthaus Polynesie, CP1910 — MacPherson E, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos 24, 193.
Benthaus Polynesie, DW1956 — MacPherson E, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos 24, 193.

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