Australian Museum Journal Periclimenes colemani sp. nov., a new shrimp associate of a rare sea urchin from Heron Island, Queensland (Decapoda Natantia, Pontoniinae)

Shortform:
Bruce, 1975, Rec. Aust. Mus. 29(18): 486–501
Author(s):
Bruce, A. J.
Year published:
1975
Title:
Periclimenes colemani sp. nov., a new shrimp associate of a rare sea urchin from Heron Island, Queensland (Decapoda Natantia, Pontoniinae)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
29
Issue:
18
Start page:
486
End page:
501
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.29.1975.213
Language:
English
Date published:
06 June 1975
Cover date:
06 June 1975
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
03 March 2009
Available online:
01 April 2009
Reference number:
213
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
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Complete work:
Complete work (1543kb PDF)

Abstract

[Summary]. Periclimenes colemani, a new species of pontoniinid shrimp, is described and illustrated. This species was found at Heron Island on the Australian Great Barrier Reef. It lives in pairs on the test of the sea urchin Asthenosoma intermedium H. L. Clark. The new species is considered to occupy a rather isolated systematic position, most closely related to another echinoid associate, P. hirsutus Bruce. It is also remarkable for its cryptic white, red spotted colour pattern. The associations between Indo-West Pacific Periclimenes spp. and echinoids are briefly reviewed.

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