Overview

Comprehensive Description

Type locality

Dominica, 609 m.

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Type Data

2 syntypes, MCZ 4739; MCZ 6337.

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Synonymy

Galacantha spinosa A. Milne Edwards, 1880: 53 (Dominica, 609 m). — A. Milne Edwards & Bouvier, 1897a: 56, pl. 4, figs 14–21 (Dominica, 609 m). — Macpherson, 2007: 19, fig. 8 (Caribbean Sea, off Colombia, 878–906 m).
Munidopsis spinosa. — Chace, 1942: 76 (N and S coasts of Cuba, 869–1007 m). — Takeda, 1983: 96, with fig. (off Surinam and French Guiana, 720–968 m). — Baba, 1988: 168, figs 67, 68 (off NE Borneo, 759 m). — Baba, 2005: 296 (key, synonymies).
Not Munidopsis spinosa. — Miyake, 1982: 144, pl. 48, fig. 4. —Baba, 1988: 168, figs 67, 68 (= G. subspinosa Macpherson, 2007).

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Distribution

Off Surinam and French Guiana, Borneo, Cuba, Caribbean Sea, off Columbia, Dominica and SW Australia.

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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 14 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 5 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 183 - 1029.5
  Temperature range (°C): 5.676 - 9.422
  Nitrate (umol/L): 17.083 - 31.396
  Salinity (PPS): 34.792 - 35.124
  Oxygen (ml/l): 2.884 - 3.689
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.488 - 2.205
  Silicate (umol/l): 10.443 - 27.040

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 183 - 1029.5

Temperature range (°C): 5.676 - 9.422

Nitrate (umol/L): 17.083 - 31.396

Salinity (PPS): 34.792 - 35.124

Oxygen (ml/l): 2.884 - 3.689

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.488 - 2.205

Silicate (umol/l): 10.443 - 27.040
 
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