Munidopsis aries

Munidopsis aries (A. Milne Edwards, 1880)

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Overview

Synonymy

Orophorhynchus aries A. Milne Edwards, 1880: 58 (Bequia, 2912 m). — A Milne Edwards & Bouvier, 1894a: 209. — A. Milne Edwards & a: 111, pl. 9, figs 7–11, pl. 10, figs 1–2.
Munidopsis aries. — Benedict, 1902: 316 (key). — Pequegnat & Pequegnat, 1970: 139 (key). — Pequegnat & Pequegnat, 1971: 5 (key), fig. 12B. — Wenner, 1982: 367 (off New England, 3605–3642 m). — Gore, 1983: 203, fig. 2 (Venezuelan Basin (Caribbean Sea, 3475–4095 m). — Macpherson & Segonzac, 2005: 15, fig. 3 (Off Mauritania, off South Africa, Iberia abyssal plain, off Angola, NW Atlantic, NE Atlantic, 2615–5320 m). — Macpherson, 2007: 39 (Réunion Island, 3180–3480 m).
Munidopsis sundi Sivertsen & Holthuis, 1956: 44, pl. 4, figs 2, 4 (type locality: south of Azores, 34º 59´N, 33º 01´W, 2615 m, holotype, female, BMBN). — Pequegnat & Pequegnat, 1971: 22, fig. 13 (Caribbean Sea (Colombian Basin), 4151 m). — Wenner, 1982: 371 (Middle Atlantic Bight, 2933 m).

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

Type Data

Holotype, male, MCZ 4761.

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

Type locality

Bequia, 2912 m.

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

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

From the North Atlantic to the South Atlantic, with a depth range of 2615–5320 m.

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

Habitat

The WALVIS specimen was collected among actiniarians, gorgonians, polychaetes, gastropods, and macrurid and zoarcid fishes. The ABYPLAINE specimen was found among a low diversity fauna of actiniarians, shrimps, bivalves, and tunicates (Monniot & Segonzac 1985). The BIOZAIRE specimens were obtained in the northern edge of the Zaïre River channel, 6 km south of Regab cold-seep area.

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

Taxonomy

  • Munidopsis sundi Sivertsen & Holthuis 1956 (synonym)
  • Orophorhynchus aries A. Milne Edwards, 1880 (synonym)