Synalpheus bannerorum Abele, 1975
Synalpheus bannerorum is a snapping shrimp found in and around coral reefs in the eastern Pacific (Colombia and Panama).
Ecology and Behavior
Eastern Pacific: Pacific coast of Colombia (Abele 1975); Pacific Panama (Morrison et al. 2004).
Evolution and Phylogenetics
Sequenced in Morrison et al. 2004 (as bannPP01); sequences available in GenBank for 16S mtDNA (AY344737) and COI (AY344719).
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.
Maximum body size (carapace length, or CL) of males is 5.0 mm; females, 4.7 mm (Abele 1975).