Overview

Comprehensive Description

Type locality

Galapagos Islands [between Santa Cruz and San Cristobal Islands, 00°46´00”S, 89°42´00”W,
496 m.

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Type Data

Holotype, male, USNM 20535.

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Synonymy

Munida hispida Benedict, 1902: 259, fig. 10 (Galapagos Islands and off Lower California, 313–496 m). — Schmitt, 1921: 166, fig. 106 (reexamination of type material). — Luke, 1977: 29 (list; Channel Islands, NE Guadalupe, and W Baja California, 329–823 m). — Wicksten, 1982: 245 (Pt. Conception–Northern Islands and Southern islands and banks (Santa Barbara, Santa Catalina, San Nicolas, and San Clemente Islands, Tanner and Cortez Banks, 165–500 m). — Wicksten, 1987: 50 (California, 185 m). — Wicksten, 1989: 315 (list). — Hendrickx, 1995: 557, fig. (no record). — Hendrickx & Harvey, 1999: 375 (list). — Hendrickx, 2000: 173, fig. 6 (reexamination of type material). — Hendrickx, 2003: 136 (Baja California and California off Gull Island, off New Port Pier, N of San Clemente Island, 190–1080 m). — Baba, 2005: 264 (key, synonymies).

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Physical Description

Type Information

Type for Munida hispida Benedict, 1902
Catalog Number: USNM 20535
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Year Collected: 1888
Locality: Off Chatham Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, South Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 496 to 496
Vessel: Albatross R/V
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 2 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 496 - 496
  Temperature range (°C): 8.360 - 8.360
  Nitrate (umol/L): 39.293 - 39.293
  Salinity (PPS): 34.655 - 34.655
  Oxygen (ml/l): 0.649 - 0.649
  Phosphate (umol/l): 2.866 - 2.866
  Silicate (umol/l): 47.586 - 47.586
 
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