Decapoda - Anomura - Munidopsidae - Munidopsis
Felder et al. (2009) - 457-842 m. GMx, Carib–nS Am, French Guiana.
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.
French Guiana and surroundings areas: Guiana, Suriname, Brazil (Amapà)
Munidopsis alaminos – Pequegnat & Pequegnat, 1971: 18, off French Guiana [R/V Oregon 1963, 1969: st. 4293, 732 m, 21 March 1963; st. 10606, 677 m, 10 May 1969; st. 10799, 716 m, 17 November 1969; st. 10801, 657 m, 18 November 1969]. — Mayo, 1974, thesis: 64, in distribution [This species is known from near Anguilla south to French Guiana]. — Corbari et al., 2015: 165–167, unnumbered tab., French Guiana [R/V Hermano Gines, July–October 2014, 30–800 m; not located in MNHN online; det. probably E. Macpherson].
Distribution/Habitat – WA (southern limit is French Guiana); Marine; 457–842 m.
References : PDF list, 214 pp (1.4 Mo)
This species in Worms Database