Data for selected species
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Decapoda - Anomura - Galatheidae - Babamunida

Babamunida plexaura (Macpherson & de Saint Laurent, 1991)



Distribution : French Polynesia, Austral (Arago bank, Neilson reef, Raevavae, Rurutu); Marquesas (Motu One, Hatutaa, Ua Pou); Tuamotu (Fakarava, Fangataufa, Moruroa) - (110-540 m).

Selected Reference(s)
Munida plexaura. - Macpherson, E. and Saint Laurent, M. d., 1991: 396, fig. 7, pl. 1e. - French Polynesia
Munida plexaura. - Macpherson, E., 2006: 323. - French Polynesia
Babamunida plexaura. - Cabezas, P., Macpherson, E. and Machordom, A., 2008: 69. [New genus] - World

Regional Data (French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Easter Island, Clipperton)
Distribution & Ecology: Endemic to the region; Austral (Arago bank, Neilson reef, Raevavae, Rurutu); Marquesas (Motu One, Hatutaa, Ua Pou, Fatu Hiva); Tuamotu (Fakarava, Fangataufa, Moruroa) - Marine; Deep (110-540 m); Hard bottom; ?Coral facultative associate (Gorgonian).

Regional Records: Munida plexaura Macpherson & de Saint Laurent, 1991: 396, fig. 7, pl. 1e (Fakarava, Moruroa, Raevavae; 350-398m; coll. Frv Marara, fr). - Poupin, 1996a: 97 (Checklist); 1996b: 24, pl. 11a (Same material). - Macpherson, 2000: 419 (Marquesas MUSORSTOM 9 cruise. St. DW1148, Ua Pou, 300m; st. CP1282, Motu One, Hatutaa, 416-460m; st. DW1287, Motu One, Hatutaa, 163-245m). - Additional record, Macpherson det. (e-mail, 15/09/2000), MNHN, Coll. Marara, Munida plexaura, Arch. Tuamotu. Fangataufa, stn. 491, 26.05.95, 2216.7'S, 13844.3'W, 420 m, trap. 1 F 11.2 mm. - Macpherson, 2006: 323 (coll. BENTHAUS Expedition, Austral 2002, Arago bank, Neilson reef, Raevavae, Rurutu, 110-540 m, st. CP1922, DW1940, DW1983, DW1999, DW2006). - Babamunida plexaura - Cabezas et al., 2008: 69 (new genus). - ?Babamunida plexaura (juvenile) - AAMP, Marquesas, 2012, Leg 3, St. MQ14-ACH1, Fatu Hiva, ROV, 130-500 m, sample LC332.

Depth distribution: 110 - 540 m


References : compilation of references cited in Poupin (1996, 1998, 2003) and Poupin et al. (2009) - PDF 412 Ko



Since November 2012, this database is updated in CRUSTA database - http://crustiesfroverseas.free.fr/