Australian Museum Journal Epipontonia anceps n. sp., a Sponge-associated Pontoniine Shrimp from Heron Island, Queensland. (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palaemonidae)

Shortform:
Bruce, 1983, Rec. Aust. Mus. 35(1): 19–28
Author(s):
Bruce, A. J.
Year published:
1983
Title:
Epipontonia anceps n. sp., a Sponge-associated Pontoniine Shrimp from Heron Island, Queensland. (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palaemonidae)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
35
Issue:
1
Start page:
19
End page:
28
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.35.1983.300
Language:
English
Date published:
14 June 1983
Cover date:
14 June 1983
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
29 January 2009
Available online:
01 April 2009
Reference number:
300
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (142kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2558kb PDF)

Abstract

A second species of the pontoniine shrimp genus Epipontonia Bruce, 1977, is described and illustrated. Epipontonia anceps n. sp. is an associate of a sponge of the genus Dysidea found at Heron Island, Queensland at a depth of 18 m. E. anceps may be distinguished from E. spongicola Bruce, the only other species of the genus, by the absence of an antennal spine and the presence of large unequal chelae on the second pereiopods.