Decapoda - Anomura - Munididae - Munida

Munida forceps A. Milne Edwards, 1880



World Distribution
Poupin (1994, Etudes & Thèses) - Western Atlantic. Virginia (36-37°N), Florida, Gulf Mexico, Lesser Antilles (Guadeloupe), Surinam, French Guiana to Brazil (9°S). 73-476 m.
Felder et al. (2009) - 73-950 m. Vir–Fla, GMx, Carib–Urg

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 73-950 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Virginia to Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea to Uruguay. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe). 73-950 m. WA.
Munida forceps - Poupin, 1994: 35, Guadeloupe [R/V Polka, 420 m, det. E. Macpherson (MNHN)]. - Baba et al., 2008: 96, Lesser Antilles [Catalog].
Munida forceps - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. DW4588 or CP4588, 21 June 2015, 16°1.85'N, 61°24'W, 416-251 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18986.
Comment: this species is easily recognized based on its color pattern as already illustrated from Guadeloupe by Poupin (1994, pl. 3h).

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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