Size: Cephalothorax length of Monterey specimen (female) 30 cm.
General: White; species in this genus are difficult to distinguish on video.
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.
Consulting taxonomist: Adriana Gaytan-Caballero, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
Taxonomist assessment: Verified from a sample on D305 at 3219 m depth (Monterey).
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
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. https://doi.org/10.1651/S-2789.1
Citation: Munidopsis panamae (Baba, 2005) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Munidopsis%20panamae. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-11-30.