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New records of alpheid shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda: Alpheidae) from the southern Gulf of Mexico

  • Julio Duarte (a1), Margarita Hermoso-Salazar (a2), Arthur Anker (a3) and Nuno Simões (a1)

Abstract

Eight species of alpheid shrimps are reported for the first time from the coral reef systems off Mexico's northern Yucatan Peninsula (Alacranes, Madagascar and Serpiente Reefs). These species are: Alpheus immaculatus; Alpheus paraformosus; Alpheus punctatus; Parabetaeus hummelincki; Salmoneus depressus; Synalpheus chacei; Synalpheus dominicensis; and Synalpheus elizabethae. The geographical ranges of these species are extended into the southern Gulf of Mexico; most of them are recorded from Mexican territorial waters for the first time. Brief notes on their ecology and taxonomy are provided. Six species are illustrated by colour photographs.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: N. Simões, Unidad Multidisciplinaria de Docencia e Investigación (UMDI-Sisal), Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Sisal, Yucatán, Mexico email: ns@ciencias.unam.mx

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New records of alpheid shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda: Alpheidae) from the southern Gulf of Mexico

  • Julio Duarte (a1), Margarita Hermoso-Salazar (a2), Arthur Anker (a3) and Nuno Simões (a1)

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