Australian Museum Journal Two new species of Periclimenes (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palaemonidae) from Lizard Island, Queensland, with notes on some related taxa

Shortform:
Bruce, 1992, Rec. Aust. Mus. 44(1): 45–84
Author(s):
Bruce, A. J.
Year published:
1992
Title:
Two new species of Periclimenes (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palaemonidae) from Lizard Island, Queensland, with notes on some related taxa
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
44
Issue:
1
Start page:
45
End page:
84
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.44.1992.28
Language:
English
Date published:
28 May 1992
Cover date:
28 May 1992
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
25 February 2009
Available online:
09 March 2009
Reference number:
28
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (93kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (4818kb PDF)

Abstract

Two new species of Periclimenes caught in traps at Lizard Island, Queensland, P. lacertae and P. priodactylus, are described. Periclimenes denticulatus Nobili, P. agag Kemp and Periclimenes laccadivensis (Alcock & Anderson) are reported from Australia for the first time. Further information is presented on other Australian specimens of Periclimenes, P. platycheles Holthuis, P. attenuatus Bruce, P. amboinensis (De Man), and on Parapontonia nudirostris Bruce, with remarks on some non-Australian specimens of Periclimenes, P. lanipes Kemp, P. pholeter Holthuis and P. consobrinus Balss (non De Man). The extraordinary occurrence of P. pholeter in traps at 1825 m in the Red Sea, previously known only from anchialine habitats, represents the greatest depth from which a palaemonid shrimp has so far been recorded. Its first occurrence in the western Pacific Ocean is also recorded.

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