A review of the sponge‑dwelling snapping shrimp from Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, with description of Zuzalpheus, new genus, and six new species (Crustacea: Decapoda: Alpheidae)

  title={A review of the sponge‑dwelling snapping shrimp from Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, with description of Zuzalpheus, new genus, and six new species (Crustacea: Decapoda: Alpheidae)},
  author={Rub{\'e}n Rios and J. Emmett Duffy},
We review the taxonomy of sponge-dwelling shrimp in the “Gambarelloides species group” within the genus Synalpheus Bate 1888, an informal but widely recognized group that is largely endemic to the western Atlantic and contains the majority of Synalpheus species in that region. The validity of most species described from the western Atlantic is reevaluated based on extensive new material from Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, and on examination of types of most described species. Twenty-eight species… 

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