Munida africana

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M. africana
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Munida africana
Balss, 1913

Munida africana is a species of squat lobster in the family Munididae. [1] The specific epithet refers to its distribution off Africa, where it was first found at depths of about 865 metres (2,840 ft). The males are generally around 9.5 millimetres (0.37 in) in size. [2]

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References

  1. Macpherson, E. (2009). "Munida africana Balss, 1913". WoRMS. World Register of Marine Species . Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  2. "Munida africana" at the Encyclopedia of Life