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Title: Old and Unreported Collections of Alpheid Shrimp from the Zoologisches Museum, Berlin, Principally from Melanesia
Authors: Banner, Albert H.
Banner, Dora M.
Issue Date: Jan-1984
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Banner AH, Banner DM. 1984. Old and unreported collections of alpheid shrimp from the Zoologisches Museum, Berlin, principally from Melanesia. Pac Sci 38(1): 34-50.
Abstract: Previously unstudied collections of 70 species of alpheid shrimp
held by the Zoologisches Museum (East Berlin) are reported upon. Except for
four species from the west coast of the Americas, all specimens were from the
Indo-Pacific faunal realm, and principally came from the area of the Pacific
south of the equator and west of the International Date Line known as Melanesia
(exclusive of the Fiji Archipelago), with 46 species from this area. Of these 46,
only II species had been previously reported in this region. All of the German
specimens were collected before 1914, but we have supplemented the records
with six additional collections from Melanesia made in the last two decades. No
new species or subspecies are described; one species, Alpheus japonicus Miers,
1879, heretofore unfigured, is shown in drawings from the type specimens in the
British Museum (Natural History), and one species, Synalpheus tridens
(Borradaile, as Alpheinus tridens) 1899, is placed in synonymy to Synalpheus
stimpsonii (De Man) 1888.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 38, Number 1, 1984

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