Data are presented upon a small collection of eight species of pontoniine shrimp from Aqaba, Jordan, two of which, Periclimenes longicarpus and Hamodactylus aqabai are new species. Five of the six other species have not been previously recorded from the Red Sea. The pontoniine shrimp fauna of the Red Sea is discussed and keys for the identification of anemone and alcyonarian associated species of Periclimenes are provided.