Macpherson, Enrique ; Rodríguez Flores, Paula C. ; Machordom, Annie. Squat lobsters of the families Munididae and Munidopsidae from Papua New Guinea, in: Deep-Sea Crustaceans from Papua New Guinea., Chapter: Squat lobsters of the families Munididae and Munidopsidae from Papua New Guinea, Publisher: CORBARI L., AHYONG S. T. & CHAN T.-Y. (eds). Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos 31. Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris (Mémoires du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle; 213), pp.13-120 (2020) DIGITAL CSIC
More than 5000 specimens of squat lobsters belonging to the families Munididae and Munidopsidae were collected during four cruises along the coasts of Papua New Guinea. The study of these specimens revealed the presence of 13 new species (one Babamunida, one Crosnierita, eight Munida, one Paramunida and two Munidopsis). Overall, 109 species of Munididae and 37 of Munidopsidae are recognized. We include the records of all species, describing and illustrating the new species. Furthermore, we provide some new data on the colour patterns for some species. We have also included molecular data from two mitochondrial markers (16S rRNA and COI) to support the taxonomic status of different new species.