NOTES ON SOME INDO-PACIFIC PONTONIINAE, XXIV. DASYCARIS ZANZIBARICA SP. NOV. FROM THE WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN, WITH REMARKS ON OTHER SPECIES OF DASYCARIS KEMP, 1922 (DECAPODA NATANTIA) BY A. J. BRUCE East African Marine Fisheries Research Organization, P.O. Box 81651, Mombasa, Kenya In 1962 some specimens of an unusual pontoniinid shrimp were obtained from a sea whip, collected from the coral reef off the west coast of Zanzibar. The speci- mens presented a number of characteristic features which indicated that they could not be referred to any of the known species of the genus Dasycaris Kemp, to which they appeared to belong. In 1970 further material was obtained from the same region and from the same host. The more recent collections included fully adult specimens of both sexes. In this report a description of the new species is provided and the definition of the genus Dasycaris is emended to include this species. The male and female show several striking differences. The males are readily refer- able to the genus Da.rycari.r but the females lack some of the characteristics of this genus, and if they had been found in isolation, would probably have been treated as an aberrant species of
Crustaceana – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1973
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