Decapoda - Anomura - Munididae - Munida

Munida microphthalma A. Milne Edwards, 1880



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009, Checklist) - 195-2165 m, Greenl, Vir, GMx, Carib–Brazil, E Atl.

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

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 195-2165 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: VGI (St Thomas), Lesser Antilles ICA (?Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Vincent). 195-2165 m. ATL.
Munida microphthalma A. Milne-Edwards, 1880a: 51, part, Martinique, St Vincent [R/V Blake, 573-1030 brasses, 1047-1884 m]. - Henderson, 1888: 127, North of Culebra, St Thomas [R/V Challenger, st. 24, dredge, 390 ftm, 713 m]. - A. Milne Edwards & Bouvier, 1897: 32, part Martinique, St Vincent [R/V Blake, 864–1471 m). - Chace, 1942: 40, St Vincent, Martinique. - Melo-Filho de & de Melo, 1992b: 515, St Vincent [Lectotype, R/V Blake, st. 227, 1031 m]. - Baba et al., 2008: 107, Martinique, St Vincent [Catalog].
Munida ?microphthalma - Guadeloupe (first record?), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. DW4511, 8 June 2015, 16°13.9'N, 61°51.5'W, 660-630 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18893.
Comment: the chelipeds of Karubenthos specimen has some ressemblance with M. microphthtalma (cf. Pequegnat & Pequegnat, 1970, fig. 5-4), a species largely distributed in the Atlantic and already reported from Lesser Antilles at similar depths, but cornea is much larger than ocular peduncle while Pequegnat & Pequegnat (1970: 135) indicate that the eye is small and not wider than eye stalk in M. microphthalma.

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