Decapoda - Anomura - Munididae - Munida

Munida aulakodes Macpherson, 2006



World Distribution
Macpherson (2013: 300, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos) - Previously known from New Caledonia, at 370-586 m. The new material extends the distribution range of the species to French Polynesia (Tarava seamounts, Tuamotu and Society Archipelagos), at 430 and 536 m.

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 370-536 m

New Caledonia data
Norfolk 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, CP2122 — MacPherson E., Zoosystema 28, 3: 669-681
Norfolk 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW2024 — MacPherson E., Zoosystema 28, 3: 669-681
Norfolk 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW2087 — MacPherson E., Zoosystema 28, 3: 669-681

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Munida aulakodes - Macpherson (2013: 300, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos) - French Polynesia. TARASOC: Tarava seamounts, stn DW 3296 (SW Tahiti), 437 m, 1 male 8.0 mm, 1 ovigerous female 6.4 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-6223). – Tuamotu Archipelago, stn DW 3371 (Kaukura), 430-450 m, 1 male 6.7 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-6224). – Society Archipelago, stn DW 3408 (Maupiti), 437-536 m, 1 male 6.4 mm, 2 females 4.2, 5.4 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-6222).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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