|The genus Munida Leach (Crustacea, Decapoda, Galatheidae) in the eastern tropical Pacific, with description of two new species|
Hendrickx, M.E. (2000). The genus Munida Leach (Crustacea, Decapoda, Galatheidae) in the eastern tropical Pacific, with description of two new species. Bull. K. Belg. Inst. Nat. Wet. 70: 163-192
In: Bulletin. Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Mededelingen. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. KBIN: Brussel. ISSN 0368-0177, more
In the eastern tropical Pacific, the genus Munida is made of 10 previously known and 2 undescribed species, M. bapensis sp. nov. and M. williamsi sp. nov., distributed from California to Peru and the Galapagos Islands. Nine of the known species were described by Walter Faxon in 1893 (Munida gracilipes, M. obesa, M. propinqua, and M. refulgens) and by James Benedict in 1902 (M. debilis, M. hispida, M. mexicana, M. perlata, and M. tenelia). A western-Atlantic species, M. microphthalma A. Milne-Edwards, is also reported from Coco Island, Costa Rica. Munida debilis, M. tenella, and the two undescribed species are known only from the Gulf of California. The munidas from the eastern tropical Pacific have a depth range from 16.5 to 3292 m. Shallow water species (not deeper than 200 m) include M. debilis, M. tenella, M. mexicana, M. refulgens and Munida williamsi. The present contribution increases from 39 to 74 the number of localities known for the genus in the region.