Decapoda - Anomura - Munidopsidae - Munidopsis

Munidopsis alaminos Pequegnat & Pequegnat, 1970



World Distribution
Felder et al. (2009) - 457-842 m. GMx, Carib–nS Am

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Associated with echinoderms

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 457-842 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea to northern South America. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Anguilla, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Barbados). 457-842 m. WA.
Munidopsis alaminos - Pequegnat & Pequegnat, 1971: 18, Dominica [R/V Oregon 1966]. - Mayo, 1974: 62, Anguilla, Guadeloupe, Dominica [R/V Pillsbury]. - Rice & Miller, 1991: 305, fig. 3d, Barbados [Johnson Sea Link II submersible - 1 male, 1 ovig. female (HBOM 089:06821), JSL-II-1735, off Speightstown, Barbados, 13°14.9'N, 59°45.2'W, 19 Apr 1989, 722 m, associated with the holothurian Mesothuria gargantua Diechmann (Fig. 3D)]. - Baba et al., 2008: 130, Dominica, Barbados [Catalog].
Munidopsis alaminos - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin, st. CP4513, 8 June 2015, 16°12.58'N, 61°53.14'W, 644-406 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18846, st. CP4524, 10 June 2015, 16°30.17'N, 61°42.4'W, 550-500 m, MNHN-IU-2013-18799.
Comment: specimen MNHN-IU-2013-18799 has very long chelipeds, almost twice as long as the other specimen (MNHN-IU-2013-18846) with shorter chelipeds, as figured by Mayo (1974, fig. 4) for M. alaminos. This is probably in the range of variation for this species as the specimen with longer chelipeds is otherwise similar for shape of its rostrum, ocular peduncles and abdominal somites.

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