Australian Museum Journal Typton australissp. nov., a new pontoniinid shrimp from The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Shortform:
Bruce, 1973, Rec. Aust. Mus. 28(12): 253–263
Author(s):
Bruce, A. J.
Year published:
1973
Title:
Typton australissp. nov., a new pontoniinid shrimp from The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
28
Issue:
12
Start page:
253
End page:
263
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.28.1973.409
Language:
English
Date published:
24 January 1973
Cover date:
24 January 1973
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
02 February 2009
Available online:
03 March 2009
Reference number:
409
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Complete work:
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Abstract

A new species of pontoniinid shrimp from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, is described and illustrated. The new species shows several morphological features intermediate between species of Typton and another spongicolous genus Onycocaris Nobili. The systematic affinities of the new species are discussed and the features which distinguish it from other species from the Pacific and western Indian Oceans and from the single American species, to which it is most closely similar, are noted.