Abstract

The report provides details of twenty four species of pontoniine shrimp in the collections of the Australian Museum, principally from the Great Barrier Reef region of Queensland. Two new species are described and illustrated, Anchistus custoides sp.nov., and A. australis sp.nov., both associates of bivalve molluscs. Seven species are also added to the Australian fauna. Twenty species are considered to be obligate commensals of other marine invertebrates and where possible the hosts are identified. An unusual post-larval specimen, ?Araiopontonia sp., associated with a crinoid, is also described and illustrated.

 
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Short Form
Bruce, 1977, Rec. Aust. Mus. 31(2): 39–81
Author
A. J. Bruce
Year
1977
Title
Pontoniine shrimps in the collections of the Australian Museum
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
31
Issue
2
Start Page
39
End Page
81
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.31.1977.233
Language
English
Date Published
30 September 1977
Cover Date
30 September 1977
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA; TAXONOMY; GREAT BARRIER REEF; ECOLOGY, MARINE
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17 December 2008
Available Online
02 March 2009
Reference Number
233
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