Periclimenes aqabai sp. nov, a further species of the aesopius species group (Caridea: Pontoniinae) from the Red Sea

A. J. Bruce


A new species of pontoniine shrimp from the Red Sea, Periclimenes aqabai sp. nov., is designated. A member of the aesopius species group, the species was originally identified as Periclimenes holthuisi.


<i>aqabai</i> sp. nov.; Crustacea; Decapoda; Pontoniinae; <i>aesopius</i> species group; Red Sea


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