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A new species of the sponge-associated pontoniine shrimp genus Nippontonia Bruce & Bauer, 1997 (Decapoda, Caridea, Palaemonidae) from Sabah, Malaysia



A sponge-associated species of the genus Nippontonia new to science is described from Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia. The only other species in the genus is also known to be a sponge-dweller. The new species can be distinguished from its congener by a suite of characters mainly of the anterior appendages.


Crustacea, Decapoda, Palaemonidae, Nippontonia christellae new species, phylogeny

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