PORT PHILLIP BAY


Munnid Isopod 

Uromunna phillipi Poore, 1984

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Scientific Details

Pereon dorsally with few if any setae. Pereopod 1 of both sexes similar. Antenna 1 with 1 aesthetasc, its last article not minute. Mandibular palp not reaching to end of incisor. Male pleopod 1 simple, without distolateral projections. Pleopod 3 exopod much narrower than endopod.

Source: Poore, G.C.B. (1984) Redefinition of Munna and Uromunna (Crustacea: Isopoda: Munnidae), with descriptions of five species from coastal Victoria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 96, 61-81.

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Arthropoda
Subphylum:
Crustacea
Class:
Malacostraca
Subclass:
Eumalacostraca
Superorder:
Peracarida
Order:
Isopoda
Suborder:
Asellota
Family:
Munnidae
Genus:
Uromunna
Species:
phillipi

General Description

Head as long as 2 pereonites; eyes small. Pereopod 1 palm without minute spines. Dactyls of pereopod 2 6 times as long as wide, unguis very fine.

Biology

Uromunna phillipi is named for Arthur Phillip (1738-1814), the first Governor of New South Wales.

Habitat

Depths of 3-51 m.

Reefs

Distribution guide

Southern Australia.

Species Group

Microcrustaceans Isopods

Depth

Shallow (1-30 m)
Deep ( > 30 m)

Water Column

On or near sea floor

Max Size

1.2 mm

Diet

Organic matter

Commercial Species

No

Global Dispersal

Recorded in Australia

Species Code

MoV 414

Conservation Status

  • DSE Advisory List : Not listed
  • EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
  • IUCN Red List : Not listed

Author

article author Taylor, J.

Dr. Jo Taylor is the Sciences Collections Online Coordinator at Museum Victoria.

Author

article author Poore, G.C.B.

Dr. Gary Poore is Principal Curator Emeritus at Museum Victoria.

citation

Cite this page as:
Taylor, J. & Poore, G.C.B., 2011, Munnid Isopod, Uromunna phillipi, in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 23 Nov 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/5336

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