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|A report on some pontoniinid shrimps collected from the Seychelle Islands by the F.R.V. Manihine, 1972, with a review of the Seychelles pontoniinid shrimp fauna|
|Bruce, A.J. (1976). A report on some pontoniinid shrimps collected from the Seychelle Islands by the F.R.V. Manihine, 1972, with a review of the Seychelles pontoniinid shrimp fauna. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 59(2): 89-153|
|In: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. Academic Press: London. ISSN 0024-4082|
Pontoniinae Kingsley, 1879 [WoRMS]; ISW, Seychelles [gazetteer]; Marine
A collection of pontoniinid shrimps, principally from the Islands of Mahé and Praslin, in the western Indian Ocean, is described. Twenty-four species were collected, including two new species, Periclimenes difficilis and Periclimenaeus manihinei. Twenty-two species are considered to be commensals and the hosts of many are identified. The early juvenile stages of several species were collected and are described for the first time. The incidence of regeneration in the second pereiopods is studied in detail in Coralliocaris graminea. The pontoniinid shrimp fauna of the Seychelle Islands is reveiwed and its geographic distribution summarized. Two of the species reported are new records for the Indian Ocean and eight are newly added to the Seychelles fauna.