New species of squat lobsters of the genus Munida from Australia

Anna W. McCallum, Shane T. Ahyong and Nikos Andreakis

Memoirs of Museum Victoria Vol 80 p. 113–152 (2021)

DOI
https://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2021.80.06

Abstract

This study reports on new squat lobsters of the genus Munida collected during recent surveys of Australia’s continental margins. We report on 33 species of Munida including seven new species and 14 new range extensions for Australia. More than 500 specimens were collected, mostly from the western continental margin of Australia, but also including a new species from deep water (>2000 m) off Tasmania. We provide new data on the colour patterns of some species and include molecular data from two mitochondrial markers (16S rRNA and COI) to support the taxonomic status of the new species.

Citation

McCallum, A.W., Ahyong, S.T. and Andreakis, N. 2021. New species of squat lobsters of the genus Munida from Australia. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 80: 113–152.

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