Paramunida hawaiiensis

Paramunida hawaiiensis (Baba, 1981)

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Overview

Diagnostic Description

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.

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

Synonymy

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.

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

Type Data

Holotype, female, USNM 150452.

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

Type locality

Off Kauai Island, Hawaiian Islands, 426–439 m.

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

Etymology

Named after the type locality, Hawaiian Islands.

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

Description

Size

Males, 5.0–12.7 mm, females, 10.0–11.9 mm, ovigerous females from 8.9 mm.

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

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

Hawaiian Islands, between 115 and 439 m.

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

Taxonomy

  • Munida hawaiiensis Baba, 1981 (synonym)