A new deep-water palaemonid shrimp genus and species from the French Antilles, with a new record of Periclimenes milleri Bruce, 1986 (Decapoda: Caridea)

Anker, A.; Corbari, L.

Zootaxa 4834(3)

2020


ISSN/ISBN: 1175-5326
PMID: 33056115
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4834.3.4
Accession: 071170825

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Abstract
A new genus and species in the caridean shrimp family Palaemonidae is described based on three type specimens collected at a depth range of 208-385 m off Guadeloupe, French Antilles. Zoukaris festivus gen. et sp. nov. shares many characters with several western Atlantic deep-water species currently assigned to Periclimenes Costa, 1844, as well as with the monotypic western Atlantic genus Diapontonia Bruce, 1986 and the Indo-West Pacific genus Echinopericlimenes Marin Chan, 2014. Zoukaris gen. nov. can be separated from all of them by a unique combination of morphological features, especially the configuration of the dactylus of the ambulatory pereiopods. In addition, Periclimenes milleri Bruce, 1986 is recorded from the French Antilles based on a single specimen, also from Guadeloupe; its colour pattern is illustrated for the first time.