Plesiomenaeus poorei gen. nov., sp nov., (Crustacea: Decapoda: Pontoniinae) from Zanzibar

A. J. Bruce

Memoirs of Museum Victoria Vol 66 (1) p. 25–34 (2009)

DOI
http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2009.66.4

Abstract

A new genus, Plesiomenaeus, is designated for a new species of sponge associated pontoniine shrimp, P. poorei, from Zanzibar, which is described and illustrated. The new genus resembles Periclimenaeus Borradaile, from which it is distinguished particularly by the lack of a molar process and fossa on the fi ngers of the major second pereiopod. Plesiomenaeus poorei also closely resembles Periclimenaeus bouvieri (Nobili) and the relationship is discussed.

Citation

Bruce, A.J., 2009. Plesiomenaeus poorei gen. nov., sp nov., (Crustacea: Decapoda: Pontoniinae) from Zanzibar. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 66: 25-34. http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2009.66.4

PUBLICATION DATE: 28 October 2009

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