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Salmoneus kekovae, a new species of alpheid shrimp (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea) from the south-western coast of Turkey

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G. GRIPPA
G. GRIPPA

Abstract


A new species of Salmoneus collected in Turkish waters is described. It appears to live in burrows associated with gobiid fish or thalassinidean decapods, as do other species in the genus. Previously, twenty Salmoneus species have been recognised worldwide, two of which are known from the Mediterranean. Some morphological features are discussed in order to determine their taxonomic value. A table summarises the geographical distribution of the 21 species currently recognised.

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