Alpheus antepaenultimus

Alpheus antepaenultimus Kim and Abele, 1988

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Overview

Overview

Alpheus antepaenultimus is an eastern Pacific snapping shrimp first described from Panama. It is found among mangroves, in mud or muddy sand, in shallow burrows; for more details, see Knowlton et al. 2008, http://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/bioinformatics/alpheus/Alpheus_Template.php?....

Author(s): Hultgren, Kristin
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Ecology and Behavior

Habitat and Host Associations

Lives among mangroves, in mud or muddy sand, in shallow burrows, likely in pairs (Knowlton et al. 2008).

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Distribution

Eastern Pacific: Golfito, Costa Rica; Pacific Panama (Kim and Abele 1988).

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Evolution and Phylogenetics

Phylogenetics

Sequenced in Knowlton et al. 1993, Williams et al. 2001, Hurt and Anker (unpublished); sequences available in GenBank for COI (EF532618-19, AF309875-6, AF308989), glucose-6-phosphate isomerase (AF310728).

Author(s): Hultgren, Kristin
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Identification and Taxonomy

Systematics and Identification

Alpheus antepaenultimus belongs to the Edwardsii species group within the genus Alpheus (Kim and Abele 1988). The species name is derived from the Latin "antepaenultimus" (antepenultimate), and refers to the particularly broad antepenultimate segment of the third maxilliped in A. antepaenultimus. Type locality: Amador, Panama (Kim and Abele 1988), types stored at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (USNM). Holotype: USNM 229943.

Author(s): Hultgren, Kristin
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Morphology

Maximum body size (carapace length, or CL) of males is 8.1 mm; females, 8.2 mm (Kim and Abele 1988).

Author(s): Hultgren, Kristin
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References

Kim, W., & Abele L. G. (1988).  The snapping shrimp genus Alpheus from the Eastern Pacific (Decapoda: Caridea: Alpheidae). Smithsonian contributions to zoology. 454, 1-113.
Knowlton, N., & Weigt L. A. (1998).  New dates and new rates for divergence across the Isthmus of Panama. Proceedings Of The Royal Society Of London Series B-Biological Sciences. 265, 2257-2263. Abstract
Knowlton, N., Anker A., & Jara J. (2008).  Alpheid Shrimp Database.
Williams, S. T., Knowlton N., Weigt L. A., & Jara J. A. (2001).  Evidence for three major clades within the snapping shrimp genus Alpheus inferred from nuclear and mitochondrial gene sequence data. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution. 20, 375-389. Abstract