Decapoda - Anomura - Munidopsidae - Munidopsis

Munidopsis barbarae (Boone, 1927)

World Distribution
Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas to Brazil. Lesser Antilles, ICA (Guadeloupe). 185–200 m to 411/542 m).

Environnement : Marine - Substrat/Association : Soft bottom (mud or sand)

Vertical range : Deep (more than 100 m) - Min-Max observed: 185-542 m

Lesser Antilles data
Distribution: ICA (Guadeloupe). 185-411/542 m. WA.
Munidopsis barbarae - Guadeloupe, Karubenthos II 2015, field det. J. Poupin & D.L. Felder (from photos) - Morph 2, st. DW4604, 23 June 2015, 16°0.96'N, 61°13.27'W, 542-411 m (photo T. Magniez no MHNH number, with a doubt for station number). - Rodríguez-Flores et al., 2018: table 1 [Guadeloupe, Karubenthos II 2015, st. DW4604, MNHN-IU-2014-13823, MNHN-IU-2014-13822].
Comment: Photographs examined are Munidopsis barbarae has figured by Boone (1927, fig. 13) with spines on the carapace and corneous spine on dorsal cornea. Munidopsis barbarae has been rarely reported since its description, occurring in Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico, Brazil. In Guadeloupe, photographs at st. DW4573 (morph 1, see under M. aff. barbarae) and st. DW4604 herein (morph 2 side of rostrum almost smooth, cheliped with few setae, ambulatory legs banded in white and orange) represent two different species, morph 2 being most probably the true M. barbarae, to be confirmed by examination of the specimen. - These two morph have been splitted in two distinct species by Rodríguez-Flores et al. (2018): M. barbarae s.s. and M. senticosa sp. nov. (=M. aff. barbarae in Poupin & Corbari, 2016).

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