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Two new species of sponge-dwelling snapping shrimp from the Belizean barrier reef, with a synopsis of the Synalpheus brooksi species complex ; American Museum novitates, no. 3543

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dc.contributor.author Macdonald, Kenneth S. (Kenneth Scott), 1971- en_US
dc.contributor.author Duffy, J. Emmett, 1960- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-12-13T21:01:37Z
dc.date.available 2006-12-13T21:01:37Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5821
dc.description 22 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 21-22). en_US
dc.description.abstract Two new species of sponge-dwelling snapping shrimp in the genus Synalpheus are described. Synalpheus carpenteri is based on specimens collected from the Belizean barrier reef, the Exuma Islands of the Bahamas, and the Atlantic coast of Panama, while Synalpheus ruetzleri is based on specimens collected from the Belizean barrier reef and the Atlantic coast of Panama. Both species belong to a group of closely related shrimp (the "Synalpheus brooksi complex") that includes Synalpheus brooksi, Synalpheus bousfieldi, Synalpheus chacei, and possibly additional undescribed species. All species in the complex are remarkably similar in morphology, but Synalpheus carpenteri is readily recognizable by its brilliant orange color in life, its habitation solely in sponges of the genus Agelas, its squat, wide-based telson, and the short lateral spines of its scaphocerite and basicerite. Synalpheus ruetzleri appears unique within the complex in possessing a well-developed blade on the scaphocerite. Specimens of Synalpheus brooksi and S. bousfieldi from Belize and other localities are also figured to facilitate separation of members of the brooksi complex. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3543 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3543 2006 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Synalpheus carpenteri. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Synalpheus ruetzleri. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Synalpheus. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Snapping shrimps -- Belize -- Carrie Bow Cay. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Snapping shrimps -- Panama -- Atlantic Coast. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Snapping shrimps -- Bahamas -- Exuma. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Crustacea -- Belize -- Carrie Bow Cay. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Crustacea -- Panama -- Atlantic Coast. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Crustacea -- Bahamas -- Exuma. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Coral reef animals -- Belize -- Carrie Bow Cay. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Coral reef animals -- Panama -- Atlantic Coast. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Coral reef animals -- Bahamas -- Exuma. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Synalpheus -- Ecology -- Atlantic Ocean. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Crustacea -- Ecology -- Atlantic Ocean. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sponges -- Ecology -- Atlantic Ocean. en_US
dc.title Two new species of sponge-dwelling snapping shrimp from the Belizean barrier reef, with a synopsis of the Synalpheus brooksi species complex ; American Museum novitates, no. 3543 en_US
dc.title.alternative Sponge-dwelling snapping shrimp. en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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