Abstract

A new species of pontoniine shrimp, Onycocaris anomala sp. nov., from Port Darwin, Australia, is described and illustrated. The specimens are incomplete but the morphological features of systematic value can be discerned. The specimens, probably associates of sponges, are most closely related to the incompletely known Typton dentatus Fujino and Miyake, particularly on account of the characteristic morphology of the endites of the maxilla and first maxilliped, and it is considered probable that further material of T. dentatus may indicate that a new genus is necessary for the inclusion of these two species, which are atypical of both Onycocaris Nobili and Typton Costa, as at present defined.

 
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Bruce, 1979, Rec. Aust. Mus. 32(2): 69–79
Author
A. J. Bruce
Year
1979
Title
Onycocaris anomala sp. nov., a new pontoniine shrimp from the Northern Territory, Australia
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
32
Issue
2
Start Page
69
End Page
79
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.32.1979.202
Language
English
Date Published
31 May 1979
Cover Date
31 May 1979
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA; TAXONOMY
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10 October 2008
Available Online
02 March 2009
Reference Number
202
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