During fieldwork in Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, in 2007, a pontoniine shrimp, most likely belonging to the genus Anchistus, was collected from a coral boring bivalve of the genus Spengleria. This is the first record of a pontoniine shrimp living in association with a boring bivalve. As it probably concerns a juvenile shrimp, its identity remains unclear. Its affinities with the Indo-West Pacific mollusc-associated genera and with congenerics are discussed.

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Keywords shrimps, Caridea, Palaemonidae, bivalves, Bivalvia, Euheterodonta, Gastrochaenidae, West Papua, Indonesia
Journal Crustaceana
Citation
Fransen, C.H.J.M, & van der Meij, S.E.T. (2010). First record of a pontoniine shrimp (Caridea, Palaemonidae) in association with a boring bivalve of the genus Spengleria (Bivalvia, Euheterodonta, Gastrochaenidae). Crustaceana, 83(11), 1391–1400.