Paramunida leptotes Macpherson & Baba, 2009

Cabezas, P. E., 2010, Taxonomic revision of the genus Paramunida Baba, 1988 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Galatheidae): a morphological and molecular approach, Zootaxa 2712, pp. 1-60 : 25

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Paramunida leptotes Macpherson & Baba, 2009


Paramunida leptotes Macpherson & Baba, 2009 View in CoL

( Figs. 13F, 17C)

Munida proxima Baba 1982: 110 View in CoL , fig. 4 (Izu Shoto, 430 m). — Baba in Baba et al 1986: 173, 291, fig. 124 (Kyushu- Palau Ridge and off Amami-oshima of the Ryukyus, 320–400 m). — Wu et al 1998: 143, figs 40, 42F (Taiwan). — Baba 2005: 199 (remarks) (not Paramunida proxima ( Henderson, 1885)) View in CoL .

Paramunida leptotes Macpherson & Baba, 2009: 63 View in CoL View Cited Treatment , figs. 5, 6 (Izu Shoto, 430 m, Kyushu-Palau Ridge and off Amamioshima of the Ryukyus, 320–400 m, Taiwan, 300 m). — Baba et al. 2009: 279, figs. 255–256 ( Taiwan, 456 m).

Material examined. TAIWAN. NE Taiwan, Stn CD 380, 24°38.598’N, 122°10.436’E, 25 July 2007, 456 m: 1 M 10.3 mm (holotype, NTOU A00891 View Materials ). NE Taiwan, Su-ao, Yilan County, 22 May.1990: 1 ov. F 12.8 mm (paratype, NTOU A00892 View Materials ) GoogleMaps .

Diagnosis. Rostrum spiniform, larger than supraocular spines, with thin dorsal carina; margin between rostral and supraocular spines straight or slightly concave. Spinules on gastric and hepatic regions forming groups arising from scale-like striae and with few short uniramous setae. Mesogastric region with 1 welldeveloped spine. Median cardiac region with 3 or 4 well-developed spines. Few and short setae along anterior branch of cervical groove. Sternal plastron squamate, with numerous striae on sternites 4–7. Lateral margin of antennular segment 1 with distal slender portion about half as long as proximal inflated portion. Antennal peduncle with anterior prolongation of segment 1 spiniform; segment 2 twice longer than broad with distomesial spine spiniform, clearly exceeding antennal peduncle, distolateral spine not reaching end of segment 3; segment 3 twice longer than broad. Base of P1 carpus without bundle of setae. P2 propodus 9.5–10 times as long as wide, and 1.3–1.4 times dactylus length.

Remarks. The species resembles P. proxima from the Philippines, off Zamboanga, Mindanao, north of the Admiralty Islands, Indonesia, Kei Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, and P. polita from Indonesia, Philippines, Kei Islands and Moro Gulf off Zamboanga (see below under Remarks for those species).

Distribution. Izu Shoto, Kyushu-Palau Ridge and off Amami–oshima of the Ryukyus, Taiwan and Japan, between 320 and 456 m.


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Paramunida leptotes Macpherson & Baba, 2009

Cabezas, P. E. 2010

Paramunida leptotes

Macpherson, E. & Baba, K. 2009: 63
Baba, K. & Macpherson, E. & Lin, C. W. & Chan, T. Y. 2009: 279

Munida proxima

Baba, K. 2005: 199
Wu, M. F. & Chan, T. Y. & Yu, H. P. 1998: 143
Baba, K. & Hayashi, K. I. & Toriyama, M. 1986: 173
Baba, K. 1982: 110
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