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AuthorsC.H.J.M. Fransen, S.E.T. van der Meij
TitleFirst record of a pontoniine shrimp (Caridea, Palaemonidae) in association with a boring bivalve of the genus Spengleria (Bivalvia, Euheterodonta, Gastrochaenidae)
JournalCrustaceana
Volume83
Year2010
Issue11
Pages1391-1400
ISSN0011-216X
Keywordsshrimps; Caridea; Palaemonidae; bivalves; Bivalvia; Euheterodonta; Gastrochaenidae; West Papua; Indonesia
AbstractDuring fieldwork in Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, in 2007, a pontoniine shrimp, most likely belonging to the genus Anchistus, was collected from a coral boring bivalve of the genus Spengleria. This is the first record of a pontoniine shrimp living in association with a boring bivalve. As it probably concerns a juvenile shrimp, its identity remains unclear. Its affinities with the Indo-West Pacific mollusc-associated genera and with congenerics are discussed.
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