Decapoda - Anomura - Munididae - Munida

Munida rubella Macpherson & de Saint Laurent, 1991



World Distribution
French Polynesia: Austral (Rimatara); Society (Tahiti); Tuamotu (Fangataufa, Moruroa) - (500-700m) - - Macpherson (2013: 305, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos) - French Polynesia, Tuamotu and Society Archipelagos, 500-700 m. The present specimens were collected in Tarava seamounts and Society Archipelago, at 300-905 m.

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 300-905 m

Central Pacific data (Wallis & Futuna, Polynesia, Clipperton, Easter Island)
Munida rubella Macpherson & de Saint Laurent, 1991: 392, fig. 6, pl.1d (Fangataufa, Moruroa, Rimatara, "Taravao" = Tahiti; 500-700m; coll. Frv Marara, fr). - Poupin, 1996a: 97 (Checklist); 1996b: 24, pl. 11c (Same material). - Macpherson, 2006: 324 (coll. Frv Marara, st. 440, 482, Fangataufa, Moruroa, 510-650 m). - Macpherson (2013: 305, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos) - French Polynesia. TARASOC: Tarava seamounts, stn CP 3329 (Mont 'Otaha), 755-840 m, 1 male 24.7 mm, 1 ovigerous female 17.6 mm, 2 females 8.0, 12.4 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-6229). – Society Archipelago, stn CP 3478 (Moorea), 678-810 m, 1 ovigerous female 21.4 mm (MNHNIU- 2010-6230). – stn DW 3496 (Tahiti), 300-905 m, 1 male 14.9 mm, 1 female 17.3 mm (MNHN-IU-2010-6231).

Other data
Polynesie, 482 — MacPherson E, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos 24, 193.
Polynesie, 440 — MacPherson E, Tropical Deep Sea Benthos 24, 193.

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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