Abstract

At present, fifty one species of shrimp are known to live in association with Indo-West Pacific echinoderms. Of these, only one is a stenopodidean, all others belong to the Caridea, principally to the subfamily Pontoniinae (35 species), with the others in the families Alpheidae 01 species) and the Gnathophyllidae (4 species). The echinoderm hosts may belong to any class but are mainly the Crinoidea (26 species), Echinoidea (18 species) and Asteroidea (18 species), although only a very small number of shrimp species are associated with the latter class. Three ophiuroids, all basket stars, and eight species of holothurians are known to have shrimp associates. The available knowledge of the biology of these associations is outlined.

 

Keys for the provisional identification of these shrimps are provided and one new species, Periclimenes ruber, is described and illustrated. The distribution of the shrimps is outlined and the known hosts listed.

 

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Bruce, 1982, Aust. Mus. Mem. 16: 191–216
Author
A. J. Bruce
Year
1982
Title
Papers from the Echinoderm Conference. 12. The shrimps associated with Indo-west Pacific echinoderms, with the description of a new species in the genus Periclimenes Costa, 1844 (Crustacea: Pontoniinae)
Serial Title
Australian Museum Memoir
Volume
16
Start Page
191
End Page
216
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1967.16.1982.366
Language
English
Date Published
31 December 1982
Cover Date
31 December 1982
ISBN
ISBN 0-7305-5743-6
ISSN
0067-1967
CODEN
AUNMA5
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA; ECHINODERMATA
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09 March 2009
Reference Number
366
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