Abstract

Two new species of Periclimenes caught in traps at Lizard Island, Queensland, P. lacertae and P. priodactylus, are described. Periclimenes denticulatus Nobili, P. agag Kemp and Periclimenes laccadivensis (Alcock & Anderson) are reported from Australia for the first time. Further information is presented on other Australian specimens of Periclimenes, P. platycheles Holthuis, P. attenuatus Bruce, P. amboinensis (De Man), and on Parapontonia nudirostris Bruce, with remarks on some non-Australian specimens of Periclimenes, P. lanipes Kemp, P. pholeter Holthuis and P. consobrinus Balss (non De Man). The extraordinary occurrence of P. pholeter in traps at 1825 m in the Red Sea, previously known only from anchialine habitats, represents the greatest depth from which a palaemonid shrimp has so far been recorded. Its first occurrence in the western Pacific Ocean is also recorded.

 
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Short Form
Bruce, 1992, Rec. Aust. Mus. 44(1): 45–84
Author
A. J. Bruce
Year
1992
Title
Two new species of Periclimenes (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palaemonidae) from Lizard Island, Queensland, with notes on some related taxa
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
44
Issue
1
Start Page
45
End Page
84
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.44.1992.28
Language
English
Date Published
28 May 1992
Cover Date
28 May 1992
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA; TAXONOMY
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25 February 2009
Available Online
09 March 2009
Reference Number
28
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