Periclimenes mclaughlinae n. sp., a shrimp (Crustacea, Decapoda, Palaemonidae) associated with an echinoid from the Philippines

Charles H. J. M. FRANSEN

en Zoosystema 28 (2) - Pages 379-388

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, Periclimenes mclaughlinae n. sp., is described and illustrated on the basis of seven specimens collected from shallow water in the Cebu Strait, Philippines. Periclimenes mclaughlinae n. sp. is associated with the cidarid sea urchin Phyllacanthus imperialis. It differs from all other Periclimenes Costa, 1844 species in having a distolateral, broad, rounded, downward curved lobe on the exopod of the uropod.


Crustacea, Decapoda, Palaemonidae, Pontoniinae, Echinoidea, Philippines, new species.

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