A new squat lobster of the genus Munidopsis (Crustacea: Decapoda: Munidopsidae) from the Mediterranean Sea


  • Enrique Macpherson Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes (CEAB-CSIC)




Galatheoidea, morphology, new species, deep-sea


A new species of Munidopsis Whiteaves, 1874 is reported from the south of Crete, at 2046-2104 m, in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The species (M. ariadne) is morphologically closely related to M. maunga Schnabel and Bruce, 2006, from New Zealand. The species is also close to M. polymorpha Koelbel, 1892, from Lanzarote, Canary Islands, and M. talismani A. Milne Edwards and Bouvier, 1894, from the NW Africa. The new species is described and illustrated and a diagnosis along with full illustration is provided for the latter 2 species.


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Macpherson E. A new squat lobster of the genus Munidopsis (Crustacea: Decapoda: Munidopsidae) from the Mediterranean Sea. scimar [Internet]. 2011Sep.30 [cited 2023Dec.10];75(3):525-32. Available from: https://scientiamarina.revistas.csic.es/index.php/scientiamarina/article/view/1275