Synalpheus pectiniger Coutière, Coutiere

Iii, Kenneth S Macdonald, Hultgren, Kristin & Duffy, Emmett, 2009, The sponge-dwelling snapping shrimps (Crustacea, Decapoda, Alpheidae, Synalpheus) of Discovery Bay, Jamaica, with descriptions of four new species, Zootaxa 2199, pp. 1-57: 33-35

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.189568

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Synalpheus pectiniger Coutière
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Synalpheus pectiniger Coutière  

Specimens examined. Jamaica: non-ovigerous individual, ( VIMS 08JAM 8801), Columbus Park, Discovery Bay, from canals of Spheciospongia vesparium   . MaxCL non-ovigerous individual: 4.17 mm.

Color. Translucent; distal portion of major chela brownish.

Hosts and ecology. This single specimen of Synalpheus pectiniger   was found in S. vesparium   , in which it seems to be a strict host specialist throughout its range.

Distribution. Florida, USA ( Coutière 1909; Duffy 1993); Bahamas ( Coutière 1909; Lemaitre 1984); Cuba ( Martínez Iglesias and García Raso 1999); Virgin Islands ( Coutière 1909; Chace 1972); Gulf of Mexico ( Coutière 1909; Wass 1955; Tabb and Manning 1961; Rouse 1970; Lyons et al. 1971; Menzel 1971; Dardeau 1984; Erdmann and Blake 1987); Yucatan Mexico ( Chace 1972); Belize (Macdonald et al. 2006; Ríos and Duffy 2007); Caribbean Panama ( Duffy 1992); Windward Island ( Chace 1972); Netherlands Antilles ( Coutíere 1909; Westinga and Hoetjes 1981); Discovery Bay, Jamaica (this study).

Remarks. This species is readily identifiable due to its distinctive tridentate minor chela dactyl and extremely short major chela fixed finger.

PLATE 4. A, Synalpheus mcclendoni   ovigerous female (08JAM 6101) from Agelas cf. clathrodes, Columbus Park, Discovery Bay   , Jamaica. B, Synalpheus mcclendoni   non-ovigerous individual (08JAM 8201) from Agelas cf. clathrodes, Rio Bueno   , Jamaica. C, Synalpheus pandionis   ovigerous female (08JAM 6901) from Lissodendoryx   sp., Columbus Park, Discovery Bay, Jamaica. D, Synalpheus pandionis   ovigerous female (08JAM 6903) from Lissodendoryx   sp., Columbus Park, Discovery Bay, Jamaica.

PLATE 5. A, Synalpheus pandionis   non-ovigerous individual (08JAM 6908) from Lissodendoryx   sp., Columbus Park, Discovery Bay, Jamaica. B, Synalpheus regalis   ovigerous female (08JAM 3303) from Hyattella intestinalis   , fore-reef (near M 1 channel marker), Discovery Bay, Jamaica. C, Synalpheus thele   ovigerous female (08JAM 6108) from Agelas cf. clathrodes, Columbus Park, Discovery Bay   , Jamaica. D, Synalpheus thele   non-ovigerous individual (08JAM 6121) from Agelas cf. clathrodes, Columbus Park, Discovery Bay   , Jamaica.

VIMS

Virginia Institute of Marine Science