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A new deep-water palaemonid shrimp genus and species from the French Antilles, with a new record of Periclimenes milleri Bruce, 1986 (Decapoda: Caridea)

Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG), Campus Samambaia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, ICB-5, Avenida Esperança s/n, Goiânia, GO, 74690-900, Brazil.
Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité ISYEB—UMR 7205—Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle CNRS, MNHN, UPMC, EPHE, Sorbonne Université, 57 rue Cuvier, CP 26, 75005 Paris, France.
Crustacea Palaemonidae shrimp new genus new species new record marine biodiversity deep-water West Atlantic Lesser Antilles


A new genus and species in the caridean shrimp family Palaemonidae is described based on three type specimens collected at a depth range of 208–385 m off Guadeloupe, French Antilles. Zoukaris festivus gen. et sp. nov. shares many characters with several western Atlantic deep-water species currently assigned to Periclimenes Costa, 1844, as well as with the monotypic western Atlantic genus Diapontonia Bruce, 1986 and the Indo-West Pacific genus Echinopericlimenes Marin & Chan, 2014. Zoukaris gen. nov. can be separated from all of them by a unique combination of morphological features, especially the configuration of the dactylus of the ambulatory pereiopods. In addition, Periclimenes milleri Bruce, 1986 is recorded from the French Antilles based on a single specimen, also from Guadeloupe; its colour pattern is illustrated for the first time.



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