Munidopsis panamae

Author: Baba, 2005


Size: Cephalothorax length of Monterey specimen (female) 30 cm.

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

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): As of 2012, only three specimens of this species have been verified, one from the Gulf of Panama, one from Taiwan, and one from Monterey.

Habitat description: Benthic.

Additional Information

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

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


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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.

Osawa, M., C.W. Lin, and T.Y. Chan (2006). Munidopsis (Decapoda:Anomura:Galatheidae) from the abyssal depths of Taiwan, with description of one new species. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 26: 420-428.

Citation: Munidopsis panamae (Baba, 2005) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-11-30.
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