Decapoda - Anomura - Munididae - Munida

Munida iris A. Milne Edwards, 1880



World Distribution
Poupin (1994, Etudes & Thèses) - Western Atlantic. United States, Massachusetts to Amazonia. Lesser Antilles (Guadeloupe, Barbados). 43-613 m.
Melo (1999: 188) - Including Brazil.

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Hard bottom (rock and rubbles)

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 43-613 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Lesser Antilles ICA (Guadeloupe, Barbados). 43-613 m. WA.
Munida iris A. Milne-Edwards, 1880a: 49, Barbados [R/V Blake, st. 274, 209 brasses, 382 m]. - A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1897: 21, Barbados [R/V Blake]. - Poupin, 1994: 35, Guadeloupe [R/V Polka, 382 m, det. E. Macpherson, MNHN]. - Baba et al., 2008: 101, Barbados [Catalog].
?Munida iris - Schmitt, 1924a:87, Barbados [with doubt, juveniles without chelipeds].

Comment(s) on data
Munida iris A. Milne Edwards, 1880 (WA) is very close to Munida speciosa von Martens, 1878 (EA-MED) and cannot be separated confidently with molecular analysis. See Rodríguez-Flores et al. (2019; Marine Biodiversity) - Fig. 3 and "M. iris from the western Atlantic seems to be the closest relative of M. speciosa. Both species present low genetic distances, and the species hypotheses tested through species delimitation methods were not fully congruent. However, due to subtle but constant morphological differences and the large geographic distances that separate their distribution areas, both M. iris and M. speciosa are considered here as valid species."

References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)

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