Australian Museum Journal Onycocaris anomala sp. nov., a new pontoniine shrimp from the Northern Territory, Australia

Shortform:
Bruce, 1979, Rec. Aust. Mus. 32(2): 69–79
Author(s):
Bruce, A. J.
Year published:
1979
Title:
Onycocaris anomala sp. nov., a new pontoniine shrimp from the Northern Territory, Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
32
Issue:
2
Start page:
69
End page:
79
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.32.1979.202
Language:
English
Date published:
31 May 1979
Cover date:
31 May 1979
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
10 October 2008
Available online:
02 March 2009
Reference number:
202
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (79kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (882kb PDF)

Abstract

A new species of pontoniine shrimp, Onycocaris anomala sp. nov., from Port Darwin, Australia, is described and illustrated. The specimens are incomplete but the morphological features of systematic value can be discerned. The specimens, probably associates of sponges, are most closely related to the incompletely known Typton dentatus Fujino and Miyake, particularly on account of the characteristic morphology of the endites of the maxilla and first maxilliped, and it is considered probable that further material of T. dentatus may indicate that a new genus is necessary for the inclusion of these two species, which are atypical of both Onycocaris Nobili and Typton Costa, as at present defined.

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