Chacella mclaughlinae n. sp., a new pontoniine shrimp from Clipperton Island (Crustacea, Caridea, Palaemonidae)

Xinzheng LI

en Zoosystema 28 (2) - Pages 359-366

Published on 30 June 2006

This article is a part of the thematic issue Papers in honour of Patsy A. McLaughlin

A new species of pontoniine shrimp, Chacella mclaughlinae n. sp., is described and illustrated on the basis of specimens collected from Clipperton Island, eastern tropical Pacific. The new species is most similar to C. tricornuta Hendrickx, 1990, and it can be distinguished from the latter by the number and position of horn-like abdominal teeth and proximal segment of antennular peduncle with acute ventromedial tooth. A key to distinguish the three known species of the genus is given.


Crustacea, Decapoda, Palaemonidae, Pontoniinae, Clipperton Island, new species.

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