Rediagnosis of Palaemon and differentiation of southern Australian species (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palaemonidae)

T. M. Walker and G. C. B. Poore

Memoirs of Museum Victoria Vol 60 (2) p. 243–256 (2003)

DOI
http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2003.60.25

Abstract

Examination of the morphology of palaemonine shrimps from Tasmania and south–eastern Australia, and molecular analyses by other authors, necessitated an examination of the validity of some characters used for generic differentiation within the Palaemoninae and a redefinition of the genus Palaemon. A new species, Palaemon dolospina sp. nov., is described from Margate Beach in south–eastern Tasmania. Palaemon intermedius (Stimpson, 1860) is redescribed. Both species vary between localities across southern Australia. Keys are presented for the small estuarine and marine shrimps of Palaemoninae in southern and south–eastern Australia belonging to genera, Palaemon and Palaemonetes. One species of Palaemon has been introduced to Australia from overseas.

Citation

Walker, T.M. & Poore, G.C.B., 2003. Rediagnosis of Palaemon and differentiation of southern Australian species (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palaemonidae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 60: 243-256. http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2003.60.25

PUBLICATION DATE: 30 NOVEMBER 2003

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