Paramunida salai Cabezas, Macpherson & Machordom, 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 : 41-42

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Paramunida salai Cabezas, Macpherson & Machordom, 2009


Paramunida salai Cabezas, Macpherson & Machordom, 2009 View in CoL

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Paramunida salai Cabezas, Macpherson & Machordom, 2009: 480 View in CoL View Cited Treatment , fig. 7 ( Solomon Islands, 135–325 m).

Paramunida stichas Macpherson, 1993: 465 View in CoL (in part, only specimens from Indonesia), (not P. stichas Macpherson, 1993 View in CoL ).

Material examined. Solomon Islands. SALOMON 1, Stn 1831, 10°12.1'S, 161°19.2'E, 05 October 2001, 135– 325 m: 93 M 6.4–11.5 mm, 49 ov. F 8.2–10.7 mm, 1 ov. F 8.6 mm (holotype, MNHN-Ga6517), 21 F 6.7– 8.8 mm (paratypes, MNHN-Ga6516). — Stn 1834, 10º12.2’S, 161º17.8’E, 05 October 2001, 225– 281 m: 2 ov. F 8.8–9.0 mm (MNHN-Ga6518) GoogleMaps .

Indonesia. Kei Islands . KARUBAR. Stn DW 15, 05°17'S, 132°41'E, 24 October 1991, 212– 221 m: 1 M 11.2 mm, 1 F 9.5 mm ( POLIPI and MNHN-Ga7495). — Stn CP 36, 06º05’50’’S, 132º44’29’’E, 27 October 1991, 210– 268 m: 1 M 10.5 mm (MNHN-Ga3476) 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 median row of 3 well-developed spines. Cardiac region with 3 median well-developed spines in midline. Few and short setae along anterior branch of cervical groove. Sternal plastron with some short striae on sternite 4, and few lateral short striae on sternites 5–7. 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 about twice longer than broad, distomesial spine mucronated, exceeding antennal peduncle, distolateral spine exceeding end of segment 3; segment 3 nearly twice longer than broad. Base of P1 carpus without bundle of setae. P2 propodus about 10 times as long as wide, and 1.2–1.4 times dactylus length.

Remarks. Paramunida salai belongs to the group of species having the rostral spine longer than the supraocular spines and the distomesial spine of antennal segment 2 mucronated. The closest relative is P. belone from New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands, Vanuatu, Tonga, Fiji, Walis and Futuna.

nal segment 2 clearly exceeds the end of the antennal peduncle and reaches or slightly overreaches the antennular segment 1 in P. belone ; however, this spine only slightly overreaches the end of the antennal peduncle, never reaching the end of the antennular segment 1 in P.salai ( Cabezas et al. 2009) .

The genetic divergences between P. belone and P. salai were 1.30% (16S rRNA) and 3.87% (ND1), respectively.

Distribution. Solomon Islands and Indonesia, between 135 and 325 m.














Paramunida salai Cabezas, Macpherson & Machordom, 2009

Cabezas, P. E. 2010

Paramunida stichas

Macpherson, E. 1993: 465
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