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Bruce A.J.,Crustacea Section
Cahiers de Biologie Marine | Year: 2011

The pontoniine shrimp, Periclimenes pholeter Holthuis, 1973, is reported from 2148 m in the Red Sea, the first time a pontoniine shrimp has been recorded from over 2000 m.


A new species of the pontoniine shrimp genus Onycocaris Nobili, 1904, O. nieli, from the Great Barrier Reef, is described and illustrated. This species most closely resembles O. temiri Marin, 2005, known only from Vietnam but is readily distinguished by differences in the armament of the second pereiopod chelae. This raises to 16 the species number of this genus, which is known only from the tropical Indo-West Pacific region. A key for their identification is provided. © 2011 BRILL.


An undescribed species of pontoniine shrimp of the genus Nippontonia Bruce & Bauer, N. ashmoriensis sp. nov., collected from a sponge from Ashmore Reef, Western Australia, is described and illustrated. © 2014 Magnolia Press.


Bruce A.J.,Crustacea Section
Zootaxa | Year: 2014

Two specimens of an undescribed species of pontoniine shrimp of the genus Periclimenaeus Borradaile 1915 from Maui Island, Hawaiian Islands, are described and illustrated, raising to three the number of species known from the Hawaiian Islands. The new species is remarkable for the greatly reduced molar process and sharp lateral cutting edge on the major second pereiopod dactyl and most closely resembles P. tchesunovi Ďuriš, 1990. Host animals not identified. Periclimenaeus devaneyi Bruce, 2010 also has its colouration described for the first time Copyright © 2014 Magnolia Press.


Further information on the little known pontoniine shrimps, Periclimenaeus quadridentatus Rathbun, 1906 and P. crassipes (Calman, 1939), is provided and illustrated, and Periclimenaeus calmani sp. nov, from the Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia, and P. serenei sp. nov., from Nha Trang, Vietnam, are designated. © 2012 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden.


Periclimenaeus parkeri sp. nov. (Crustacea: Decapoda: Pontoniinae), a shrimp from the Kimberley, Western Australia, is described and illustrated. The single specimen was found off Cassini Island, at 12 m, in an unidentified ascidian host. The new species has the fingers of both second pereiopods with a molar process and fossa mechanism, a character that necessitates a minor revision of the definition of the genus Periclimenaeus Borradaile, 1915. A key to distinguish the new species from similar taxa is provided.


A heterosexual pair of specimens of Onycocaris longirostris Bruce, 1980, previously known only from the single incomplete male holotype from New Caledonia, are reported from the Kimberley region of Western Australia. With the male major second pereiopod and both female second pereiopods, these intact specimens enable the description of the species to be completed. A new record for Australian waters, it increases to 8 the number of Onycocaris species known from Australia. Copyright © 2012. Magnolia Press.


Bruce A.J.,Crustacea Section
Zootaxa | Year: 2010

A new species of pontoniine shrimp, Periclimenes nevillei, from Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu, is described and illustrated. The species is an associate of an antipatharian host, Cirripathes sp. A member of the Periclimenes brevicarpalis species group, to which a key is provided, it most closely resembles Periclimenes albolineatus Bruce & Coombes, 1997. © 2010 · Magnolia Press.


Recent collections of pontoniine shrimps from Heron Island, southern Great Barrier Reef, have provided further additions to the Australian marine fauna. A new species, Periclimenes poriphilus sp. nov., is described and illustrated. It is the first species of its genus to be found actually in a sponge host. Several other Periclimenes species have been reported as associates of sponges. Periclimenaeus arthrodactylus Holthuis, 1952, is reported for the second time only, previously known only from a single specimen collected in the Pulau Sailus Ketjil, Java Sea, Indonesia, in 1899, and new to the Australian fauna. Further specimens of Typton wasini Bruce, 1977 are recorded and Typton nanus Bruce, 1987 is re-assessed as a junior synonym of T. wasini, having been based on a juvenile specimen. An up-dated checklist of the Heron Island pontoniine fauna is also provided. © 2010 magnolia press.


Recent collections of pontoniine shrimps from Heron Island, southern Great Barrier Reef, have provided additions to the Australian marine fauna. More material is now available indicating further taxa can be added to the Heron Island pontoniine fauna species list. Periclimenaeus heronensis sp. nov., probably a sponge associate, and P. creefi sp. nov., probably an ascidian associate, are described and illustrated. Additional records are provided of Onycocaris spinosaFujino & Miyake and Periclimenaeus pachydentatus Bruce. Comments are also provided on the morphology of Periclimenaeus usitatus Bruce. © Copyright 2010 · Magnolia Press.

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