Periclimenaeus bredini Chace, 1972

Pachelle, Paulo P. G., Leray, Matthieu, Anker, Arthur & Lasley, Robert, 2018, Five new records of marine shrimps (Decapoda: Caridea, Stenopodidea) from the Caribbean coast of Panama, Zootaxa 4438 (1), pp. 128-136: 131

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Periclimenaeus bredini Chace, 1972


Periclimenaeus bredini Chace, 1972 

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Material examined. Panama, Bocas del Toro: 1 ovigerous ♀ (cl 3.0 mm), FLMNHAbout FLMNH UF 46702View Materials, Isla Pastores, lat. 9.234248 / long. -82.344976, epibiont growth on mangrove roots, coll. R. Lasley,  ; 1 ♂ (cl 2.6 mm), FLMNHAbout FLMNH UF 47315View Materials, Isla Colón, near Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, epibiont growth on mangrove roots, lat. 9.351814 / long. -82.259134, coll. R. Lasley,  .

Remarks. The present material agrees well with the description and diagnosis provided by Chace (1972). The colour in life ( Fig. 3 View Figure ), herein shown for the first time, is semi-translucent with numerous minute red chromatophores mixed with fewer larger white chromatophores, both types spread over most of the carapace and pleon; the gonads and eggs are pale cream. The species has been previously reported from several localities including the Gulf of Mexico (Florida, Mexico: Veracruz, Yucatán), Caribbean coast of Mexico (Quintana Roo), Cuba (Bahía de Vita) and Venezuela (Los Roques Archipelago) ( Chace 1972; Dardeau 1984; Villamizar & Laughlin 1991; Martínez-Iglesias et al. 1993; Hernández-Aguilera et al. 1996). The present specimens represent the first record of the species for the Caribbean side of Panama.


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