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Crustacea Decapoda: Studies on the genus Munida Leach, 1820 (Galatheidae) in New Caledonian and adjacent waters with descriptions of 56 new species
MacPherson, E. (1994). Crustacea Decapoda: Studies on the genus Munida Leach, 1820 (Galatheidae) in New Caledonian and adjacent waters with descriptions of 56 new species, in: Crosnier, A. Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM 12. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Série A, Zoologie, 161: pp. 421-569
In: Crosnier, A. (Ed.) (1994). Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM 12. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Série A, Zoologie, 161. Editions du Muséum: Paris. ISBN 2-85653-212-8. 569 pp.
In: Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Série A, Zoologie. Editions du Muséum: Paris. ISSN 0078-9747
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Abstract
    A large collection of species of the genus Munida has been examined and found to contain 56 undescribed species. The specimens examined were caught mainly off New Caledonia, Chesterfield Islands, Loyalty Islands, Matthew and Hunter Islands. Several samples from Kiribati, the Philippines and Indonesia have also been included. The specimens were collected between 6 and 2 049 m. Some species previously known in the area (M. gracilis, M. haswelli, M. microps, M. spinicordata and M. tuberculata) have been illustrated. These results point up the high diversity of this genus in the region and the importance of several characters in species identification (e.g., size and number of lateral spines on the carapace, ornamentation of the thoracic sternites, size of antennular and antennal spines, colour pattern).

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