Decapoda - Anomura - Munididae - Munida

Munida distiza Macpherson, 1994



World Distribution
Macpherson (2006: 309) - Previously known from Philippines, New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands, Matthew & Hunter Islands, at 150-400 m (Macpherson 1994), and French Polynesia (Tuamotu Archipelago) at 550 m (Poupin 1996). The present material is from Tuamotu and Austral Islands, between 280 and 540 m. - Macpherson (2013: 300, TDB) - Society, 280 m.

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 150-540 m

New Caledonia data
Musorstom 6 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW480 — MacPherson E, Musorstom 12, 161: 421-569
Musorstom 6 Nouvelle Caledonie, CP419 — MacPherson E, Musorstom 12, 161: 421-569
Biocal Nouvelle Caledonie, CP84 — MacPherson E, Musorstom 12, 161: 421-569
Bathus 1 Nouvelle Caledonie, CP701 — MacPherson E, Musorstom 12, 161: 421-569
Chalcal 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, CP20 — MacPherson E, Musorstom 12, 161: 421-569
Chalcal 2 Nouvelle Caledonie, CP19 — MacPherson E, Musorstom 12, 161: 421-569
Beryx 11 Nouvelle Caledonie, CP46 — MacPherson E, Musorstom 12, 161: 421-569
Smib 8 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW163 — MacPherson E, Musorstom 12, 161: 421-569
Smib 4 Nouvelle Caledonie, DW44 — MacPherson E, Musorstom 12, 161: 421-569
Volsmar Nouvelle Caledonie, DW7 — MacPherson E, Musorstom 12, 161: 421-569

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Munida distiza - Poupin, 1996b: 22, pl. 10b, c (Moruroa; 290m; coll. Frv Marara, fr). - Macpherson, 2006: 308 (same material, plus coll. BENTHAUS Expedition 2002, dredge and trap, Arago bank, Rurutu, 280-540 m, st. DW1983, CAS2008). - Macpherson (2013: 300, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos) - French Polynesia. TARASOC: Society Archipelago, stn DW 3443 (between Raiatea, Tahaa), 280 m, 1 female 6.9 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-6176).

Other data
Musorstom 1 Philippines, CP63 — MacPherson E, Musorstom 12, 161: 421-569
Musorstom 1 Philippines, CP62 — MacPherson E, Musorstom 12, 161: 421-569
Benthaus Polynesie, DW1983 — MacPherson E, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos 24, 193.
Polynesie, CAS497 — MacPherson E, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos 24, 193.
Benthaus Polynesie, CAS2008 — MacPherson E, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos 24, 193.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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