Munidopsis lignaria

Author: Williams and Baba, 1989


General: White; species in this genus are difficult to distinguish on video.

Size: Cephalothorax length to 14.8 cm in Monterey specimens.

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): Eastern Pacific Ocean (Cascadia Basin off Oregon), Monterey, and the East Pacific Rise off south central Mexico.

Habitat description: Benthic.

Additional Information

Taxonomist assessment: Verified from samples on D305 at 3219 m depth (Monterey).

Consulting taxonomist: Adriana Gaytan-Caballero, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.


Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Williams, A.B. and K. Baba (1989). New squat lobsters (Galatheidae) from the Pacific Ocean: Mariana Back Arc Basin, East Pacific Rise, and Cascadia Basin. Fishery Bulletin, 87: 899–910.

Baba, K. (2005). Deep-sea chirostylid and galatheid crustaceans (Decapoda: Anomura) from the Indo-West Pacific, with a list of species. Galathea Reports, 20: 1–317.

Martin, J.W. and G.E. Davis (2001). An Updated Classification of the Recent Crustacea. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA. 124 pp.

Citation: Munidopsis lignaria (Williams and Baba, 1989) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2023-09-23.
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