A new species of squat lobster of the genus Munida (Galatheoidea, Munididae) from the Red Sea

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/626007
Title:
A new species of squat lobster of the genus Munida (Galatheoidea, Munididae) from the Red Sea
Authors:
Macpherson, E.; Beuck, L.; Roder, C.; Voolstra, Christian R. ( 0000-0003-4555-3795 )
Abstract:
During a deep-water expedition to the Red Sea in 2013, an unusual specimen of squat lobster belonging to the genus Munida was collected off Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, at a depth of 320 m. This specimen is unique in having the pterygostomial flap visible from the dorsal side, the feature linking it to two eastern Pacific species, M. bapensis Hendrickx, 2000 and M. macrobrachia Hendrickx, 2003. The new species (M. tuerkayi) is readily distinguished from the eastern Pacific species by having the gastric region with numerous instead of less numerous spines, by having sternite 7 with three distinct carinae on each side, and by having the antennular basal article with two distal spines subequal instead of different in size. Munida tuerkayi was found associated with live colonies of the scleractinian coral Eguchipsammia fistula (Alcock, 1902).
KAUST Department:
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Citation:
Macpherson E, Beuck L, Roder C, Voolstra CR (2017) A new species of squat lobster of the genus Munida (Galatheoidea, Munididae) from the Red Sea. Crustaceana 90: 1005–1014. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15685403-00003584.
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers
Journal:
Crustaceana
Issue Date:
30-Aug-2017
DOI:
10.1163/15685403-00003584
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0011-216X; 1568-5403
Sponsors:
We thank the late Michael Turkay for his friendship, support, fruitful discussions, and efforts in the improvement of the crustacean collections. We also express our sincere thanks to the captain, his crew, and the shipboard staff of KRSE 2013 Leg 6 on RV
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jmi.12621/abstract
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Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)

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dc.contributor.authorMacpherson, E.en
dc.contributor.authorBeuck, L.en
dc.contributor.authorRoder, C.en
dc.contributor.authorVoolstra, Christian R.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-30T08:39:50Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-30T08:39:50Z-
dc.date.issued2017-08-30en
dc.identifier.citationMacpherson E, Beuck L, Roder C, Voolstra CR (2017) A new species of squat lobster of the genus Munida (Galatheoidea, Munididae) from the Red Sea. Crustaceana 90: 1005–1014. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15685403-00003584.en
dc.identifier.issn0011-216Xen
dc.identifier.issn1568-5403en
dc.identifier.doi10.1163/15685403-00003584en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/626007-
dc.description.abstractDuring a deep-water expedition to the Red Sea in 2013, an unusual specimen of squat lobster belonging to the genus Munida was collected off Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, at a depth of 320 m. This specimen is unique in having the pterygostomial flap visible from the dorsal side, the feature linking it to two eastern Pacific species, M. bapensis Hendrickx, 2000 and M. macrobrachia Hendrickx, 2003. The new species (M. tuerkayi) is readily distinguished from the eastern Pacific species by having the gastric region with numerous instead of less numerous spines, by having sternite 7 with three distinct carinae on each side, and by having the antennular basal article with two distal spines subequal instead of different in size. Munida tuerkayi was found associated with live colonies of the scleractinian coral Eguchipsammia fistula (Alcock, 1902).en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank the late Michael Turkay for his friendship, support, fruitful discussions, and efforts in the improvement of the crustacean collections. We also express our sincere thanks to the captain, his crew, and the shipboard staff of KRSE 2013 Leg 6 on RVen
dc.publisherBrill Academic Publishersen
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jmi.12621/abstracten
dc.subjectAnomuraen
dc.subjecttaxonomyen
dc.subjectdeep-water coralen
dc.subjectnew speciesen
dc.subjectMunidaen
dc.titleA new species of squat lobster of the genus Munida (Galatheoidea, Munididae) from the Red Seaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.identifier.journalCrustaceanaen
dc.contributor.institutionCentro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes (CEAB-CSIC), C. acc. Cala San Fracesc 14, E-17300 Blanes, Girona, Spainen
dc.contributor.institutionSenckenberg am Meer, Marine Research Department, Südstrand 40, D-26382 Wilhelmshaven, Germanyen
dc.contributor.institutionAlfred-Wegener Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, am Binnenhafen 1117, D-27498 Helgoland, Germanyen
kaust.authorVoolstra, Christian R.en
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