Decapoda - Anomura - Munididae - Munida

Munida sanctipauli Henderson, 1885

World Distribution
Poupin (1994, Etudes & Thèses) - Western Atlantic. Florida, Lesser Antilles (Guadeloupe), St Paul Island off Brazil. Eastern Atlantic. Azores, Canary Islands, Morocco. 400-900 m
Felder et al. (2009) - 400-900 m. E Fla–N Cuba, Antil–Brazil, E Atl

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 400-900 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: eastern Florida to north of Cuba, Antilles to Brazil, eastern Atlantic. Lesser Antilles, VGI (St Croix), ICA (Guadeloupe, St Lucia). 400-900 m. ATL.
Munida sanctipauli - Chace, 1942: 38, St Croix. - Poupin, 1994: 37 - Guadeloupe [R/V Polka, 550-560 m, det. E. Macpherson (MNHN)]. - Baba et al., 2008: 120, Lesser Antilles [Catalog].
Munida miles - Chace, 1942: 37, St Lucia [R/V Blake, st. 215; not M. miles but M. sanctipauli, cf. de Melo-Filho & de Melo (1992a: 763).
Munida sanctipauli - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. DW4536 or CP4536, 12 June 2015, 16°40.57'N, 61°27.55'W, 347-323 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18895; st. DW4630, 27 June 2015, 15°48.07'N, 61°28.81'W, 428-379 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19126, 19127, 19132; st. DW4631, 27 June 2015, 15°49.16'N, 61°29.02'W, 90-95 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19134, 19135.
Comment: the determination is based on coloration, similar to a specimen already collected around Guadeloupe by R/V Polka (J. Poupin, unpublished photo), and armature of carapace and abdominal segments as illustrated in Melo-Filho & Melo (1992: 762, fig. 1-7). Because of different color pattern and shape of chela, specimen MNHN-IU-2013-18895 is perhaps another species. Specimens at station DW4631 (90-95 m) must also be carefully checked because their are out of the usual deep range of M. sanctipauli.

Comment(s) on data
MNHN-IU-2013-19126 [First id as M. miles because color somewhat similar, but no spines on 3rd abdominal segment]

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