Australian Museum Journal Pontoniine shrimps in the collections of the Australian Museum

Shortform:
Bruce, 1977, Rec. Aust. Mus. 31(2): 39–81
Author(s):
Bruce, A. J.
Year published:
1977
Title:
Pontoniine shrimps in the collections of the Australian Museum
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
31
Issue:
2
Start page:
39
End page:
81
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.31.1977.233
Language:
English
Date published:
30 September 1977
Cover date:
30 September 1977
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA; TAXONOMY; GREAT BARRIER REEF; ECOLOGY, MARINE
Digitized:
17 December 2008
Available online:
02 March 2009
Reference number:
233
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EndNote file
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Complete work:
Complete work (4541kb PDF)

Abstract

The report provides details of twenty four species of pontoniine shrimp in the collections of the Australian Museum, principally from the Great Barrier Reef region of Queensland. Two new species are described and illustrated, Anchistus custoides sp.nov., and A. australis sp.nov., both associates of bivalve molluscs. Seven species are also added to the Australian fauna. Twenty species are considered to be obligate commensals of other marine invertebrates and where possible the hosts are identified. An unusual post-larval specimen, ?Araiopontonia sp., associated with a crinoid, is also described and illustrated.