Munidopsis crassa

Munidopsis crassa Smith, 1885

Languages: English

Overview

Synonymy

Munidopsis crassa Smith, 1885: 494 (off North Carolina, 4710 m). — Smith, 1886: 645, pl. 4 (off Virginia, 4710 m). — A. Milne Edwards & Bouvier, 1894a: 275 (key). — A. Milne Edwards & Bouvier, 1899: 82 (NE of Azores, 4360 m). — Benedict, 1902: 276 (key), 318 (list). — Fowler, 1912: 574. — Doflein & Balss, 1913: 176 (list), 177 (table) — Bouvier, 1922: 47 (Bay of Biscay, 46°17´30N, 5°42´W, 4380 m). — Nobre, 1936: 117 (no record). — Chace, 1942: 73 (key). — Gordon, 1955: 239, figs 1A, 2A, 2A', 3A, pl. 1 (off Canary Islands (29°48´N, 17°39´W), 4255–4267 m). — Sivertsen & Holthuis, 1956: 46, pl. 4, fig. 1 (Bay of Biscay (45°26´N, 9°20´W), 4700 m). — Zariquiey Álvarez, 1968: 269, fig. 95b (compilation). — Miyake & Baba, 1970: 93 (list). — Pequegnat & Pequegnat, 1970: 93 (list). — Pequegnat & Pequegnat, 1971: 18 (Colombian Basin and Yucatan Basin, 4150–4554 m). — Türkay, 1975: 67, fig. 2 (Iberian deep sea (West Europe Basin), 5315 m). — Wenner, 1982: 367 (Middle Atlantic Bight, 2679 m). — Gore, 1983: 206 (Venezuelan Basin, 3934–5060 m). — de Saint Laurent, 1985: table 2 (Bay of Biscay, 3992– 4510 m). — Williams & Turner, 1986: 619 (Woods Hole, 3506 m, St Croix, 4000 m). — Segonzac, 1992: 596 (Snake Pit, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 23°N, hydrothermal active site, 3480 m). — González Pérez, 1995: 161 (no record). — Chevaldonné & Olu, 1996: 290 (no record). — Olu et al., 1996: 115 (list of occurrences). — d'Udekem d'Acoz, 1999: 167 (compilation). — Tiefenbacher, 2001: 63 (West Europe Basin, 4635–4723 m). — Baba, 2005: 140, figs 58–60, 286 (key, synonymies, Tasman Sea, 3580 m and North Atlantic Ocean, 3506 m). — Martin & Haney, 2005: 478 (hydrothermal vents and cold seeps review). — Macpherson, 2007: 57 (NW Madagascar, 3700 m).

Author(s): Taylor, Joanne
Rights holder(s): Baba, Keiji

Type Data

Holotype, fragments, ovigerous female, USNM 8563.

Author(s): Taylor, Joanne
Rights holder(s): Baba, Keiji

Type locality

Off North Carolina, 36°16´30”N, 68°21´W, 4710 m.

Author(s): Taylor, Joanne
Rights holder(s): Taylor, Joanne

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

Atlantic Ocean, from North Carolina (type locality) to the Bay of Biscay, Azores, Canary Islands, Middle Atlantic Bight, Caribbean Sea and off Namibia, between 2679 and 5315 m (Smith 1885, A. Milne-Edwards & Bouvier 1899, Bouvier 1922, Gordon 1955, Sivertsen & Holthuis 1956, Pequegnat & Pequegnat 1971, Turkay 1975, Wenner 1982, Macpherson & Segonzac 2005). Recently the species has been cited in the Tasman Sea, at 3580 m (Baba 2005).

Author(s): Taylor, Joanne
Rights holder(s): Baba, Keiji