Presence of <i>Munidopsis bermudezi</i> in the Colombian Caribbean Sea (Crustacea: Anomura: Munidopsidae)

  • William Zubiría Programa CSC, INVEMAR, Santa Marta,
  • Néstor Hernando Campos Universidad Nacional de Colombia, CECIMAR, Sede Caribe, Rodadero sur
  • Adriana Bermúdez Universidad de Cartagena Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales Programa de Biología Grupo de Hidrobiología
Keywords: New record, Decapoda, Munidopsis bermudezi, Munidopsidae, Colombian Caribbean Sea


Specimens of Munidopsis bermudezi Chace, 1939, were collected during the Project entitled “Environmental characterization in the area of interest within the Guajira Offshore # 3, Colombian Caribbean block”. This is the first record of this species in the Colombian Caribbean Sea. This is the 46th species of the superfamily Galatheoidea registered for this region. This species is close to Munidopsis teretis Baba, 2005, which occurs in the Tasman Sea. The former differs from the latter by the presence of a pair of conspicuous gastric spines, the absence of an acute process in the branchial region and the absence of a carina on the posterior half of the carapace. A detailed description of this species and information on its habitat are presented in this paper.


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How to Cite
Zubiría, W., Hernando Campos, N., & Bermúdez, A. (2016). Presence of <i>Munidopsis bermudezi</i&gt; in the Colombian Caribbean Sea (Crustacea: Anomura: Munidopsidae). Journal of Marine and Coastal Sciences, 8(2), 67-74.

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