Paramunida hawaiiensis (Baba, 1981)
Rostrum spiniform, smaller or at most equal to supraocular spines, with thin dorsal carina. Margin between rostral and supraocular spines straight. Spinules on gastric and hepatic regions usually not forming groups, lacking scaly striae. Mesogastric region with median row of 3 well developed spines. Cardiac region with a median row of 3 or 4 well developed spines. Anterior branch of cervical groove with few and short setae. Thoracic sternite 4 with few striae, with few lateral striae on sternites 5–6. Lateral margin of antennular peduncle segment 1 with distal slender portion about half as long as proximal inflated portion. Anterior prolongation of antennal peduncle segment 1 spiniform; segment 2, 1.5–2.0 times longer than broad, distomesial spine mucronated, distomesial spine far falling short of end of anterior prolongation of segment 1, overreaching end of antennal segment 4, distolateral spine reaching midlength but not end of segment 3. Antennal segment 3, 2.0–3.0 times as long as broad. Base of pereopod 1 carpus without bundle of setae, pereopod 2 propodus about 8.2–10 times as long as high. Propodus of walking legs at least 1.5 times longer than dactylus.
Munida hawaiiensis Baba, 1981: 288, figs 1, 2 (Hawaiian Islands between Laysan and Hawaii Island, 115–439 m); 2005: 302 (key, synonymies). - Baba et al. 2008: 172 (list of occurrences). - Cabezas, Macpherson & Machordom, 2010: pg 23, figs. 13D, 17A.
Holotype, female, USNM 150452.
Off Kauai Island, Hawaiian Islands, 426–439 m.
Named after the type locality, Hawaiian Islands.
Males, 5.0–12.7 mm, females, 10.0–11.9 mm, ovigerous females from 8.9 mm.
Ecology and Distribution
Hawaiian Islands, between 115 and 439 m.
- Munida hawaiiensis Baba, 1981 (synonym)