Periclimenes gonioporae sp. nov. (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palaemonidae) , a new coelenterate-associated shrimp

Bruce, AJ.

Beagle 61: 149-156


ISSN/ISBN: 0811-3653
Accession: 021538001

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A new species of Periclimenes (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palaemonidae), from the Indian Ocean and Great Barrier Reef, is recorded. P. gonioporae is primarily associated with scleractinian corals of the genus Goniopora and is closely related to P. mahei Bruce and P. diversipes Kemp. The name has appeared several times as a nomen nudum in the scientific literature since 1976 and is now validated. The distinguishing features of P. gonioporae are described, illustrated and discussed.