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Free Content Possible synonymy of the Western Atlantic anemone shrimps Periclimenes pedersoni and P. anthophilus based on morphology

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The anemone shrimp Periclimenes pedersoni Chace, 1958 occurs in south Florida and throughout the West Indies. Periclimenes anthophilus Holthuis and Eibl-Eibesfeldt, 1964 closely resembles P. pedersoni but is believed to be endemic to Bermuda. Morphological analysis of specimens from the type locations (50 each from Bermuda and the Bahamas, 60 possible variables) revealed no important differences, and P. anthophilus should perhaps be considered a junior synonym of P. pedersoni.

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Publication date: September 1, 1999

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