- Squat Lobster
First segment of antenna 1 (antennular basal article) with inner spine longer than outer. With 5 spines along lateral margin behind groove across middle of carapace (cervical groove). Third abdominal segment (somite 3) without spines on anterior margin. Carapace up to 22 mm long.
Although more common in waters deeper than 100 m, this species has been reported from Port Phillip Bay. Munida is a genus of more than 120 species recognisable by its spiny rostrum and distinct ridges on the carapace. More than half the species belonging to this genus live in the Indo-West Pacific at shelf depths and beyond.
Subtidal, usually depths of 121-329 m.
Southern temperate oceans, including southern Australia.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed