Synalpheus bannerorum

Synalpheus bannerorum Abele, 1975

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Overview

Overview

Synalpheus bannerorum is a snapping shrimp found in and around coral reefs in the eastern Pacific (Colombia and Panama).

Author(s): Hultgren, Kristin
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Ecology and Behavior

Distribution

Eastern Pacific: Pacific coast of Colombia (Abele 1975); Pacific Panama (Morrison et al. 2004).

Author(s): Hultgren, Kristin
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Evolution and Phylogenetics

Phylogenetics

Sequenced in Morrison et al. 2004 (as bannPP01); sequences available in GenBank for 16S mtDNA (AY344737) and COI (AY344719).

Author(s): Hultgren, Kristin
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Identification and Taxonomy

Systematics and Identification

Synalpheus bannerorum is named after Dora M. Banner and Albert H. Banner, in recognition of their contributions to the knowledge of the Alpheidae. Type locality: Malpelo Island, Pacific Colombia (Abele 1975), types stored at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (USNM). Holotype: USNM 181663.

Author(s): Hultgren, Kristin
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Morphology

Maximum body size (carapace length, or CL) of males is 5.0 mm; females, 4.7 mm (Abele 1975).

Author(s): Hultgren, Kristin
Rights holder(s): Hultgren, Kristin

References

Abele, L. G. (1975).  The macruran decapod Crustacea of Malpelo Island. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 176, 69-75.
Morrison, C. L., Rios R., & Duffy J. E. (2004).  Phylogenetic evidence for an ancient rapid radiation of Caribbean sponge-dwelling snapping shrimps (Synalpheus). Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution. 30, 563-581. Abstract