Australian Museum Journal Papers from the Echinoderm Conference. 12. The shrimps associated with Indo-west Pacific echinoderms, with the description of a new species in the genus Periclimenes Costa, 1844 (Crustacea: Pontoniinae)

Shortform:
Bruce, 1982, Aust. Mus. Mem. 16: 191–216
Author(s):
Bruce, A. J.
Year published:
1982
Title:
Papers from the Echinoderm Conference. 12. The shrimps associated with Indo-west Pacific echinoderms, with the description of a new species in the genus Periclimenes Costa, 1844 (Crustacea: Pontoniinae)
Serial title:
Australian Museum Memoir
Volume:
16
Start page:
191
End page:
216
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1967.16.1982.366
Language:
English
Date published:
31 December 1982
Cover date:
31 December 1982
ISBN:
ISBN 0-7305-5743-6
ISSN:
0067-1967
CODEN:
AUNMA5
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA; ECHINODERMATA
Digitized:
04 February 2009
Available online:
09 March 2009
Reference number:
366
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Complete work:
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Abstract

At present, fifty one species of shrimp are known to live in association with Indo-West Pacific echinoderms. Of these, only one is a stenopodidean, all others belong to the Caridea, principally to the subfamily Pontoniinae (35 species), with the others in the families Alpheidae 01 species) and the Gnathophyllidae (4 species). The echinoderm hosts may belong to any class but are mainly the Crinoidea (26 species), Echinoidea (18 species) and Asteroidea (18 species), although only a very small number of shrimp species are associated with the latter class. Three ophiuroids, all basket stars, and eight species of holothurians are known to have shrimp associates. The available knowledge of the biology of these associations is outlined.

Keys for the provisional identification of these shrimps are provided and one new species, Periclimenes ruber, is described and illustrated. The distribution of the shrimps is outlined and the known hosts listed.

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