Abstract

The deep-sea squat lobster, Munidopsis serricornis (Lovén, 1852), originally described from the north-eastern Atlantic, has long been considered near cosmopolitan with numerous reports also from the western Pacific and northern Indian Ocean. These Indo-West Pacific records are reviewed along with new material from seamounts throughout the region. Munidopsis serricornis sensu stricto is restricted to the Atlantic Ocean. Six new species are described from the Indo-West Pacific: M. alcocki sp. nov. from the central to western Indian Ocean; M. atlantis sp. nov., from the Southwest Indian Ridge; M. macphersoni sp. nov. from the Austral Islands, French Polynesia; M. spiridonovi sp. nov. from the western Indian Ocean; M. nias sp. nov. from southern Indonesia and the Nicobar Islands; and M. pyrochela sp. nov. from New Zealand, Australia and the Southwest Indian Ridge.

 
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Short Form
Ahyong, 2014. Rec. Aust. Mus. 66(3): 197–216
Author
Shane T. Ahyong
Year
2014
Title
Deep-sea squat lobsters of the Munidopsis serricornis complex in the Indo-West Pacific, with descriptions of six new species (Crustacea: Decapoda: Munidopsidae)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
66
Issue
3
Start Page
197
End Page
216
DOI
10.3853/j.2201-4349.66.2014.1630
Language
English
Date Published
17 April 2014
Cover Date
17 April 2014
ISSN
0067-1975 (print) 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: STOMATOPODA; TAXONOMY; BIOGEOGRAPHY
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17 April 2014
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17 April 2014
Reference Number
1630
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