Abstract

A new callianassid shrimp, Glypturus motupore, is described from Papua New Guinea and compared with G. acanthochirus, G. armatus and G. laurae, three similar species of the genus from the Caribbean and Indo-West Pacific. Glypturus motupore is found intertidally and subtidally to depths of 30 m. The species processes large quantities of sediment and subtidally builds volcano-shaped mounds up to 46 cm high. Burrows are complex, extending up to 1.5 m deep and 2 m laterally. Burrows are lined with fine-grained sediments and include subsurface chambers accumulating coarse sediment.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Poore and Suchanek, 1988, Rec. Aust. Mus. 40(3): 197–204
Author
Gary C. B. Poore; T. H. Suchanek
Year
1988
Title
Glypturus motupore, a new callianassid shrimp (Crustacea: Decapoda) from Papua New Guinea with notes on its ecology
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
40
Issue
3
Start Page
197
End Page
204
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.40.1988.154
Language
English
Date Published
16 December 1988
Cover Date
16 December 1988
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA; TAXONOMY; NEW GUINEA
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22 January 2009
Available Online
27 February 2009
Reference Number
154
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