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Crustacea Decapoda: Revision of the genus Bathymunida Balss, 1914, and description of six new related genera (Galatheidae)
Baba, K.; de Saint Laurent, M. (1996). Crustacea Decapoda: Revision of the genus Bathymunida Balss, 1914, and description of six new related genera (Galatheidae), in: Crosnier, A. (Ed.) Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM 15. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Série A, Zoologie, 168: pp. 433-502
In: Crosnier, A. (Ed.) (1996). Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM 15. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Série A, Zoologie, 168. Editions du Muséum: Paris. ISBN 2-85653-501-1. 539 pp.
In: Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Série A, Zoologie. Editions du Muséum: Paris. ISSN 0078-9747
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Keywords
    New genera; New species; Bathymunida Balss, 1914 [WoRMS]; Galatheidae Samouelle, 1819 [WoRMS]; ISEW, Asia [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Baba, K.
  • de Saint Laurent, M.

Abstract
    The genus Bathymunida Balss, 1914, is revised, based on an examination of previously recorded material (including types) and numerous specimens in the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, collected during recent explorations of the Indo-West Pacific. This genus now contains 13 species, seven of which are described as new. Nine additional species are described in five new genera: Anoplonida gen. nov. (two species, one of which is new); Heteronida gen. nov. (two species, one of which is new); Neonida (one species, new); Onconida gen. nov. (five species, all new); and Plesionida gen. nov. (one species, new). The five new genera, along with Bathymunida and Paramunida Baba, 1988, share characters with a number of species previously placed in Munida, which suggest that these taxa form a monophyletic group. The absence of the first pair of male pleopods, which represents the main characteristic of this group, is associated with a sexual differentiation of the chela of the last pair of pereopods. Agononida gen. nov. is proposed for the aforementioned species of Munida. A key to genera of the Galatheidae in which the males lack pleopods on the first abdominal segment, is provided.

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