Decapoda - Anomura - Munididae - Munida

Munida angulata Benedict, 1902



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - Western Atlantique 38-166 m - Ga–Fla Str, Gulf Mexico, Carribean, Brazil. - Lesser Antilles (Guadeloupe).

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 38-166 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (Guadeloupe), IOV (Tortuga, Aruba). 38-166 m. WA.
Munida angulata - Haig, 1956: 4, Tortuga, Aruba [coll. R/V Velero III, 1939]. - Rodríguez, 1980: 211, Tortuga, Aruba [from Haig, 1956]. - Lira, 2004: tab. 1, Tortuga [From literature].
Munida angulata - Guadeloupe - Karubenthos 2012 (det. E. Macpherson, workshop Besse 2013), st. GB02, 04 May 2012, 16°21.97'N, 61°37.98'W, 11 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4218; st. GB03, 05 May 2012, 16°21.72'N, 61°36.35'W, 22 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4204, 4211 ; st. GB06, 08 May 2012, 16°22.9'N, 61°45.94'W, 23 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4122 (JL454), 4209 (JL461-photo), 4969; st. GD09, 08 May 2012, 16°07.41'N, 61°46.64'W, 40 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4223 (JL444); st. GB07, 09 May 2012, 16°06.07'N, 61°46.37'W, 6 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4188 (JL444) ; st. GB10, 11 May 2012, 16°05.95'N, 61°47.5'W, 8 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4993 ; st. GB12, 14 May 2012, 16°25.61'N, 61°32.57'W, 14 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4250 (JL757), MNHN-IU-2013-4963 ; st. GB16, 16 May 2012, 16°27.34'N, 61°32.07'W, 19 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4228 ; st. GB17, 16 May 2012, 16°23.26'N, 61°31.79'W, 13 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4125 (JL912-photo), 4179 (JL897) ; st. GB18, 17 May 2012, 16°25.99'N, 61°32.92'W, 45 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4186 (JL957) ; st. GB20, 18 May 2012, 16°26.78'N, 61°32.41'W, 16 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4175 (JL1070); st. GB26, 23 May 2012, 16°22.28'N, 61°38.14'W, 29 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4126; st. GB28, 24 May 2012, 16°21.6'N, 61°34.73'W, 26 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4155 (JL1339); st. GB33, 27 May 2012, 16°07.87'N, 61°12.52'W, 50 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4219 (JL1480); st. GB36, 28 May 2012, 16°09.45'N, 61°10.5'W, 16 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4123 (JL1519-photo); st. GD17, 11 May 2012, 16°12.55'N, 61°47.12'W, 30 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4968 (JL634); st. GD20, 12 May 2012, 16°15.54'N, 61°48.71'W, 35 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4970 (JL707); st. GD21, 12 May 2012, 16°15.55'N, 61°48.8'W, 40 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4195; st. GD35, 17 May 2012, 16°22.77'N, 61°34.19'W, 66 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4202; st. GD66, 27 May 2012, 16°08.17'N, 61°17.32'W, 33 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4203 (JL1439), 4252 (JL1437); st. GD67, 27 May 2012, 16°08'N, 61°17'W, 110 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4989; st. GD68, 27 May 2012, 16°09.03'N, 61°17.31'W, 33 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4216 (JL1438); st. GD69, 28 May 2012, 16°15.97'N, 61°10.18'W, 60 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4973; st. GN18, 12 May 2012, 16°11.98'N, 61°47.57'W, 40 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4127 (JL696); st. GR17, 10 May 2012, 16°08.07'N, 61°46.71'W, 13 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4991 (JL590); st. GR27, 15 May 2012, 16°22.57'N, 61°31.74'W, 8 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4136 (JL831-photo); st. GR32, 18 May 2012, 16°26.78'N, 61°32.41'W, 16 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4198 (JL1089-photo); st. GS05, 05 May 2012, 16°21.72'N, 61°36.35'W, 22 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4964; st. GS06, 06 May 2012, 16°21.75'N, 61°36.07'W, 23 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4189, 4205; st. GS07, 07 May 2012, 16°08.43'N, 61°46.92'W, 12 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4965; st. GS08, 08 May 2012, 16°22.9'N, 61°45.94'W, 23 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4971; st. GS16, 14 May 2012, 16°25.61'N, 61°32.57'W, 25 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4225 (JL755); st. GS18, 15 May 2012, 16°23.74'N, 61°32.07'W, 49 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4187; st. GS19, 15 May 2012, 16°22.57'N, 61°31.74'W, 8 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4249; st. GS20, 16 May 2012, 16°27.34'N, 61°32.07'W, 19 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4208; st. GS21, 16 May 2012, 16°23.26'N, 61°31.79'W, 14 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4248; st. GS22, 17 May 2012, 16°25.99'N, 61°32.92'W, 45 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4251; st. GS29, 23 May 2012, 16°22.28'N, 61°38.14'W, 29 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4952 (JL1291); st. GS31, 24 May 2012, 16°21.6'N, 61°34.73'W, 29 m, MNHN-IU-2013-4173 (JL1328)
Munida aff. angulata/media - Guadeloupe (first record?), Karubenthos 2 2015, field det. J. Poupin , st. DW4555, 15 June 2015, 16°23.53'N, 60°49.67'W, 258-100 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18938.
Comment: Karubenthos 2 specimen has some ressemblance with M. angulata collected at numerous stations during Karubenthos I 2012 between1-66 m. However it is clearly distinct by much larger cornea and is collected deeper. Munida media Benedict, 1902 reported from 500-536 m in western Atlantic can be also considered but armament of carapace and abdomen must be checked on the specimen for a positive identification.

Comment(s) on data
Karubenthos pre-det. [Based on rostral spines, presence of a basal outer curved spine at base of movable dactyl, general aspect as Fig. 4 in Benedict (1902), place of collection, and depth although rather deep for this species; spines on carapace and abdominal segments must be checked (if spine on S2 and S3 then M. media); for M. angulata Benedict (1902) indicates - a striking character of this species is the shape of the hand, which is bent downward from the base of the fingers; close to M. iris but supraocular spines are shorter than in M. iris as illustrated by Williams (1984: 233, fig. 168)]

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