A new symbiotic palaemonid shrimp Platypontonia ngaesp. nov., is described based on a male-female pair found inside the mantle cavity of a gastrochaenid bivalve mollusk collected on a coral slope on the island Panglao, Philippines. The new species constitutes the third member of the genus Platypontonia Bruce, 1968. The new species is described, figured and compared with its congeners.

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Fransen, C. (2024). Platypontonia ngae sp. nov., a new symbiotic shrimp (Decapoda: Palaemonidae) living inside a boring gastrochaenid bivalve mollusk from the Philippines. Zootaxa, 5476(1), 89–98. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.5476.1.11

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