Decapoda - Anomura - Munididae - Munida

Munida affinis A. Milne Edwards, 1880



World Distribution
Baba et al. (2008) - Lesser Antilles, ICA (St Kitts) - Abele & Kim (1986: 35) - St Kitts, Cuba, and Florida 183 m (pers. com. Camp).
Felder et al. (2009) - 42-914 m. E GMx, Carib

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

Vertical range : Shallow to deep-waters (e.g. 10-190 m) - Min-Max observed: 42-914 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: eastern Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea. Lesser Antilles, ICA (St Kitts, Guadeloupe). 42-914 m. WA.
Munida affinis A. Milne Edwards, 1880a: 48, St Kitts [R/V Blake, st. 148, 208 brasses, 381 m]. - A. Milne Edwards & Bouvier, 1897a: 53, pl. 3, fig. 14, St Kitts [381 m]. - Chace, 1942: 55, St Kitts. - Baba et al., 2008: 84, St Kitts [Catalog].
Munida affinis - Guadeloupe (first record), Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4532, 11 June 2015, 16°30.06'N, 61°37.54'W, 367-362 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18827; st. DW4588 or CP4588, 21 June 2015, 16°1.85'N, 61°24'W, 416-251 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18992; st. CP4648, 29 June 2015, 16°2.31'N, 61°27.3'W, 388-368 m, MNHN-IU-2013-19186.
Comment: this species is easily recognized based on its coloration including a large lamellate subterminal spine on the merus of the cheliped characteristically tinged with red (see Chace, 1942: 56).

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