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Periclimenes nomadophila and Tuleariocaris sarec, two new species of pontoniine shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda: Pontoniinae), from Inhaca Island, Moçambique

Journal article
Authors Matz S. Berggren
Published in Journal of Crustacean Biology
Volume 14
Issue 4
Pages 782-802
ISSN 0278-0372
Publication year 1994
Published at Department of Zoology, Animal Ecology
Pages 782-802
Language en
Subject categories Morphology, Marine ecology

Abstract

Two new species of pontoniine hrimps from Moçambique are described and illustrated. The first species, Periclimenes nomadophila, is the third pontoniine species found to be associated with scyphozoans and the first record of association with a pelagic jellyfish (Rhopilema nomadica). Character differences between closely related species are tabulated and a key to the different species in the Periclimenes obscurus group is presented. The second described species, Tuleariocaris sarec, is the fourth species in its genus. All are associated with sea urchins. Tuleariocaris sarec clings tightly head down, to the spines of its host. A key to the species of the genus Tuleariocarisis presented.

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