Abstract

[Summary]. Periclimenes colemani, a new species of pontoniinid shrimp, is described and illustrated. This species was found at Heron Island on the Australian Great Barrier Reef. It lives in pairs on the test of the sea urchin Asthenosoma intermedium H. L. Clark. The new species is considered to occupy a rather isolated systematic position, most closely related to another echinoid associate, P. hirsutus Bruce. It is also remarkable for its cryptic white, red spotted colour pattern. The associations between Indo-West Pacific Periclimenes spp. and echinoids are briefly reviewed.

 
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Bruce, 1975, Rec. Aust. Mus. 29(18): 486–501
Author
A. J. Bruce
Year
1975
Title
Periclimenes colemani sp. nov., a new shrimp associate of a rare sea urchin from Heron Island, Queensland (Decapoda Natantia, Pontoniinae)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
29
Issue
18
Start Page
486
End Page
501
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.29.1975.213
Language
English
Date Published
06 June 1975
Cover Date
06 June 1975
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA; TAXONOMY
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03 March 2009
Available Online
01 April 2009
Reference Number
213
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