Periclimenes kororensis new species an unusual shrimp associate of the fungiid coral heliofungia actiniformis

Bruce, A.J.

Micronesica 13(1): 33-44

1977


ISSN/ISBN: 0026-279X
Accession: 006084506

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Abstract
A new species of pontoniine shrimp, P. kororensis, from Koror, Western Caroline Islands [Pacific Ocean] is described. The single example, an ovigerous female lacking both 2nd pereiopods, was found in association with a scleractinian host, H. actiniformis. The species appears to be an aberrant member of the P. grandis species-group, and not closely related to any previously described species.