Overview

Comprehensive Description

Etymology

Named after the type locality, Hawaiian Islands.

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Type locality

Off Kauai Island, Hawaiian Islands, 426–439 m.

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Type Data

Holotype, female, USNM 150452.

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Synonymy

Munida hawaiiensis Baba, 1981: 288, figs 1, 2 (Hawaiian Islands between Laysan and Hawaii Island, 115–439 m); 2005: 302 (key, synonymies). - Baba et al. 2008: 172 (list of occurrences). - Cabezas, Macpherson & Machordom, 2010: pg 23, figs. 13D, 17A.

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Distribution

Hawaiian Islands, between 115 and 439 m.

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Physical Description

Size

Males, 5.0–12.7 mm, females, 10.0–11.9 mm, ovigerous females from 8.9 mm.

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Diagnostic Description

Rostrum spiniform, smaller or at most equal to supraocular spines, with thin dorsal carina. Margin between rostral and supraocular spines straight. Spinules on gastric and hepatic regions usually not forming groups, lacking scaly striae. Mesogastric region with median row of 3 well developed spines. Cardiac region with a median row of 3 or 4 well developed spines. Anterior branch of cervical groove with few and short setae. Thoracic sternite 4 with few striae, with few lateral striae on sternites 5–6. Lateral margin of antennular peduncle segment 1 with distal slender portion about half as long as proximal inflated portion. Anterior prolongation of antennal peduncle segment 1 spiniform; segment 2, 1.5–2.0 times longer than broad, distomesial spine mucronated, distomesial spine far falling short of end of anterior prolongation of segment 1, overreaching end of antennal segment 4, distolateral spine reaching midlength but not end of segment 3. Antennal segment 3, 2.0–3.0 times as long as broad. Base of pereopod 1 carpus without bundle of setae, pereopod 2 propodus about 8.2–10 times as long as high. Propodus of walking legs at least 1.5 times longer than dactylus.

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Type Information

Paratype for Munida hawaiiensis Baba, 1981
Catalog Number: USNM 150453
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: male;
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Year Collected: 1902
Locality: Hawaii Island, Off Kauhola Light, Hawaii, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 115 to 196
Vessel: Albatross R/V
  • Paratype:
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Paratype for Munida hawaiiensis Baba, 1981
Catalog Number: USNM 150450
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: female; female; ; ovigerous
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Year Collected: 1902
Locality: Pailolo Channel, Between Maui And Molokai Islands, Hawaii, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 225 to 245
Vessel: Albatross R/V
  • Paratype:
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Paratype for Munida hawaiiensis Baba, 1981
Catalog Number: USNM 150451
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Year Collected: 1902
Locality: Molokai Island, Off Makapu Islet, Hawaii, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 121 to 176
Vessel: Albatross R/V
  • Paratype:
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Holotype for Munida hawaiiensis Baba, 1981
Catalog Number: USNM 150452
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: female;
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Year Collected: 1902
Locality: Kauai Island, Off Nawiliwili Light, Hawaii, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 73 to 426
Vessel: Albatross R/V
  • Holotype:
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Paratype for Munida hawaiiensis Baba, 1981
Catalog Number: USNM 150446
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: male; female; female; ;; ovigerous
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Year Collected: 1902
Locality: Maui Island, Off Puniawa Point, Hawaii, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 326 to 369
Vessel: Albatross R/V
  • Paratype:
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Paratype for Munida hawaiiensis Baba, 1981
Catalog Number: USNM 150449
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: female; female; ; ovigerous
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Year Collected: 1902
Locality: Auau Channel, Between Maui And Lanai Islands, Hawaii, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 230 to 238
Vessel: Albatross R/V
  • Paratype:
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Paratype for Munida hawaiiensis Baba, 1981
Catalog Number: USNM 150448
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: male;;; ; juvenile
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Year Collected: 1902
Locality: Near Laysan Island, Hawaii, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 316 to 402
Vessel: Albatross R/V
  • Paratype:
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Paratype for Munida hawaiiensis Baba, 1981
Catalog Number: USNM 150454
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: male; female;
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Year Collected: 1902
Locality: Maui Island, Off Puniawa Point, Hawaii, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 262 to 326
Vessel: Albatross R/V
  • Paratype:
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 3 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 3 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 182.9 - 378
  Temperature range (°C): 12.459 - 19.011
  Nitrate (umol/L): 2.740 - 14.748
  Salinity (PPS): 34.402 - 34.931
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.124 - 4.431
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.317 - 1.134
  Silicate (umol/l): 5.643 - 18.289

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 182.9 - 378

Temperature range (°C): 12.459 - 19.011

Nitrate (umol/L): 2.740 - 14.748

Salinity (PPS): 34.402 - 34.931

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.124 - 4.431

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.317 - 1.134

Silicate (umol/l): 5.643 - 18.289
 
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