Two new species of the genus Munida Leach, 1820 (Decapoda: Anomura: Munididae) from Indonesia

Macpherson, Enrique; Rodríguez Flores, Paula C.  Arthropoda Selecta 30(3): 362–368 (2021)  DIGITAL CSIC

Munida vassilyi sp.n. and M. hastata sp.n. are described from Kei Islands, Indonesia. Munida vassilyi sp.n. is morphologically related to M. runcinata, from New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Fiji and Tonga, whereas M. hastata sp.n. is more similar to M. aurantiaca from Papua – New Guinea. Pairwise genetic distances estimated using the COI and 16S rRNA gene fragments indicated high levels of sequence divergence between each new species and their most closely related allies.