This species was previously considered to be widespread in the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific Oceans, but is now considered to be restricted to the Atlantic Ocean. All records of this species from the Indo-Pacific region belong to other species, and need to be examined to determine their true identity. See Ahyong, 2014.
Name status: accepted
Checked on: 2016-05-12 View at WoRMS - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS)
(report and map of occurrences)
Ahyong, S.T., Poore, G.C.B., 2004. Deep-water Galatheidae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura) from southern and eastern Australia ., Zootaxa, Vol. 472: 1-76.
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Ahyong, S.T., 2014. Deep-sea squat lobsters of the Munidopsis serricornis complex in the Indo-West Pacific, with descriptions of six new species (Crustacea: Decapoda: Munidopsidae)., Records of the Australian Museum, Vol. 66(3): 197-216.