Gnathophyllum taylori, a new species of caridean shrimp from south-eastern Australia (Crustacea: Decapoda: Gnathophyllidae)

S. T. Ahyong

Memoirs of Museum Victoria Vol 60 (2) p. 237–242 (2003)

DOI
http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2003.60.24

Abstract

A new species of caridean shrimp, Gnathophyllum taylori sp.nov., is described from south–eastern Australia. The new species most closely resembles two Atlantic species, G. modestum Hay, 1917, and G. elegans Risso, 1816, but is readily distinguished by its banded rather than spotted body colour pattern. Gnathophyllum taylori is the third Indo–West Pacific species to be recognised. It differs from G. americanum, with which it can be sympatric, by having fewer and narrower dark bands on the body as well as by the rostral dentition, morphology of the orbit and dactyli of the walking legs. The identity of G. fasciolatum Stimpson, 1860, a junior synonym of G. americanum, is fixed by neotype selection.

Citation

Ahyong, S.T., 2003. Gnathophyllum taylori, a new species of caridean shrimp from south-eastern Australia (Crustacea: Decapoda: Gnathophyllidae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 60: 237-242. http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2003.60.24

PUBLICATION DATE: 30 NOVEMBER 2003

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