A new species of the sponge-associated pontoniine shrimp genus Nippontonia Bruce & Bauer, 1997 (Decapoda, Caridea, Palaemonidae) from Sabah, Malaysia

Fransen, C.H.J.M.

Zootaxa 3694: 343-357


ISSN/ISBN: 1175-5326
PMID: 26312295
Accession: 057077292

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A sponge-associated species of the genus Nippontonia new to science is described from Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia. The only other species in the genus is also known to be a sponge-dweller. The new species can be distinguished from its con- gener by a suite of characters mainly of the anterior appendages.