A new species of the pontoniine shrimp genus Hamopontonia Bruce, 1970 associated with caryophyllid coral Euphyllia glabrescens (Chamisso & Eysenhardt, 1821) in Nhatrang Bay, Vietnam

Zootaxa. 2014 Jun 12;(3815):131-40. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3815.1.9.

Abstract

Hamopontonia nhatrangensis sp. nov. (Crustacea, Decapoda, Palaemonidae, Pontoniinae) is described from Nhatrang Bay, Vietnam, in association with caryophyllid coral Euphyllia glabrescens (Chamisso & Eysenhardt, 1821) (Hexacorallia, Scleractinia, Caryophyllidae). The new species clearly differs from congeners by morphological features, distinctive coloration and ecologically. Renewed differential key to all known species of the genus Hamopontonia Bruce, 1970 is provided.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animal Distribution
  • Animal Structures / anatomy & histology
  • Animals
  • Anthozoa / physiology*
  • Ecosystem
  • Female
  • Male
  • Palaemonidae / anatomy & histology
  • Palaemonidae / classification*
  • Palaemonidae / physiology