Synalpheus bocas Anker & Tóth, 2008

Anker, Arthur, Pachelle, Paulo P. G., Grave, Sammy De & Hultgren, Kristin M., 2012, 3598, Zootaxa 3598 (1), pp. 1-96: 24

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http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.3598.1.1

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:74562879-7AB4-42D7-B894-09BFA4885324

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5462479

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/041D87E9-9700-FFAB-FF7C-5FF3FD6CFBAB

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scientific name

Synalpheus bocas Anker & Tóth, 2008
status

 

Synalpheus bocas Anker & Tóth, 2008  

Synalpheus bocas Anker & Tóth 2008: 17   View Cited Treatment , figs 10, 11, 14E–H; Macdonald et al. 2009: 11, pls. 1D, 2A, B; Hultgren et al. 2010: 227, pl. 2A, B.

Material examined. Honduras: 1 male, 1 female, OUMNH. ZC.2007-20-197, Utila, Jack Neil Cove, 16°04.590’N 086°56.318’W, 15 m, in Ailochroia crassa   , coll. S. De Grave & A. Anker, 02.07.2007 [fcn H-51B] GoogleMaps   .

Description. For detailed description and illustrations see Anker & Tóth (2008).

Size range. The male and female from Utila, at 2.4 mm cl and 3.9 mm cl, respectively, are smaller than the type specimens from Panama, at 4.9 mm cl for the largest male and 5.8 mm cl for the largest female ( Anker & Tóth 2008).

Colour in life. Mostly semitransparent, with faint red spotting, major chela distally pale orange; eggs green ( Anker & Tóth 2008; Macdonald et al. 2009).

Type locality. Bocas del Toro, Panama   .

Distribution. Western Atlantic: Caribbean Sea: Panama [Bocas del Toro, Isla Grande], Curaçao, Jamaica [Discovery Bay, Rio Bueno], Honduras [Utila] ( Anker & Tóth 2008; Macdonald et al. 2009; Hultgren et al. 2010; present study; see map in Fig. 51 View FIGURE 51 ).

Ecology. Coral reefs and adjacent coral rubble beds with abundance of sponges; depth range: 0.5–15 m; the Utila specimens were found in a sponge identified in the field as Aiolochroia crassa   ; however, this sponge identification remains questionable since in Panama, Curaçao and Jamaica, S. bocas   is normally associated with sponges of the genus Xestospongia   , e.g., X. rosariensis   , X. proxima   and X. subtriangularis   ( Anker & Tóth 2008; Macdonald et al. 2009).

Remarks. The Utila specimens appear to be relatively young individuals of S. bocas   , but with all diagnostic characters of the species, including the absence of a blade on the scaphocerite. Both were infested with unidentified abdominal isopods ( Bopyridae   , Hemiarthrinae).

ZC

Zoological Collection, University of Vienna

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Decapoda

Family

Alpheidae

Genus

Synalpheus

Loc

Synalpheus bocas Anker & Tóth, 2008

Anker, Arthur, Pachelle, Paulo P. G., Grave, Sammy De & Hultgren, Kristin M. 2012
2012
Loc

Synalpheus bocas Anker & Tóth 2008: 17

Macdonald, K. S. & Hultgren, K. M. & Duffy, J. E. 2009: 11
Anker, A. & Toth, E. 2008: 17
2008