A new pontoniine shrimp Crustacea Decapoda Palaemonidae from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan

Bruce, A.J.; Bauer, R.T.

Journal of Natural History 31.11: 1709-1721

1997


ISSN/ISBN: 0022-2933
DOI: 10.1080/00222939700770901
Accession: 037318539

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Abstract
An unusual new genus and species of pontoniine shrimp, Nippontonia minirostris gen. nov., sp. nov., from a sponge host from the Ryukyu Is., Japan, is described and illustrated. The new genus appears not to be closely related to any of the previously described genera. The genus is particularly remarkable for the morphology of the fixed finger of the minor second pereiopod, which is without parallel in the Palaemonidae.