First record of the genus Eumunida Smith, 1883 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Eumunididae) from the southwestern Atlantic, with the description of a new species




Anomura, Brazil, Crustacea, Deep sea, Squat lobsters


Eumunida picta Smith, 1883, was considered for over a century an amphi-Atlantic species and the only representative of the genus in the Atlantic Ocean, until being split into three species: E. picta sensu stricto (from the northwestern Atlantic), E. bella de Saint Laurent & MacPherson, 1990 and E. squamifera de Saint Laurent & MacPherson, 1990 (from the northeastern and southeastern Atlantic, respectively). Eumunida is now expanded to include a new species, E. notialis, from off the Brazilian coast. Hence, this is the first record of Eumunida and Eumunididae from the southwestern Atlantic. The new species differs from all its Atlantic counterparts in having (1) four hepatic spines; (2) two carapace inframarginal spines; (3) the distal end of the antennal acicle nearly reaching to the articulation between fourth and fifth antennal segments; and (4) the anterolateral spine of the second pleonal tergite obsolete.


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Marcos Tavares, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Museu de Zoologia (MZUSP) - São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

Avenida Nazaré, 481, Ipiranga, CEP 04263‑000, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

Daniel Lima, Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Instituto de Biologia (EGB), Departamento de Biologia Marinha (GBM) - Niterói, RJ, Brasil.

Outeiro São João Batista, s/nº, Centro, CEP 24020‑141, Niterói, RJ, Brasil.


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How to Cite

Tavares, M., & Lima, D. (2019). First record of the genus Eumunida Smith, 1883 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Eumunididae) from the southwestern Atlantic, with the description of a new species. Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 59, e20195939.



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