Australian Museum Journal Deep-sea squat lobsters of the Munidopsis serricornis complex in the Indo-West Pacific, with descriptions of six new species (Crustacea: Decapoda: Munidopsidae)

Shortform:
Ahyong, 2014. Rec. Aust. Mus. 66(3): 197–216
Author(s):
Ahyong, Shane T.
Year published:
2014
Title:
Deep-sea squat lobsters of the Munidopsis serricornis complex in the Indo-West Pacific, with descriptions of six new species (Crustacea: Decapoda: Munidopsidae)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
66
Issue:
3
Start page:
197
End page:
216
DOI:
10.3853/j.2201-4349.66.2014.1630
Language:
English
Date published:
16 April 2014
Cover date:
16 April 2014
ISSN:
0067-1975 (print) 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: STOMATOPODA; TAXONOMY; BIOGEOGRAPHY
Digitized:
16 April 2014
Available online:
16 April 2014
Reference number:
1630
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Title page:
Title page (226kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2139kb PDF)

Abstract

The deep-sea squat lobster, Munidopsis serricornis (Lovén, 1852), originally described from the north-eastern Atlantic, has long been considered near cosmopolitan with numerous reports also from the western Pacific and northern Indian Ocean. These Indo-West Pacific records are reviewed along with new material from seamounts throughout the region. Munidopsis serricornis sensu stricto is restricted to the Atlantic Ocean. Six new species are described from the Indo-West Pacific: M. alcocki sp. nov. from the central to western Indian Ocean; M. atlantis sp. nov., from the Southwest Indian Ridge; M. macphersoni sp. nov. from the Austral Islands, French Polynesia; M. spiridonovi sp. nov. from the western Indian Ocean; M. nias sp. nov. from southern Indonesia and the Nicobar Islands; and M. pyrochela sp. nov. from New Zealand, Australia and the Southwest Indian Ridge.

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