Eumunida picta

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Eumunida picta
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Anomura
Family: Eumunididae
Genus: Eumunida
Species: E. picta
Binomial name
Eumunida picta
S. I. Smith, 1883 [1]

Eumunida picta is a species of squat lobster. The species is strongly associated with reefs of Lophelia pertusa, a deep-water coral, and with methane seeps.[2] It occurs abundantly in the western Atlantic Ocean,[3] where it is found from Massachusetts to Colombia.[4]


  1. ^ "Eumunida picta". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved October 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ Morgan J. Kilgour; Thomas C. Shirley (2008). "Eumunida picta S. I. Smith, 1883, and Lophelia pertusa (Linnaeus, 1758): a relationship or just good friends?". Crustaceana. 81 (5): 587–593. doi:10.1163/156854008784092166. 
  3. ^ Ken Sulak (August 1, 2004). "Squat lobster Eumunida picta". United States Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ Keiji Baba; Enrique Macpherson; Gary C. B. Poore; Shane T. Ahyong; Adriana Bermudez; Patricia Cabezas; Chia-Wei Lin; Martha Nizinski; Celso Rodrigues; Kareen E. Schnabel (2008). "Catalogue of squat lobsters of the world (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura – families Chirostylidae, Galatheidae and Kiwaidae)" (PDF). Zootaxa. 1905: 1–220. 

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