The Systematic Importance of Color and Color Pattern: Evidence for Complexes of Sibling Species of Snapping Shrimp (Caridea: Alpheidae: AZ’heus) from the Caribbean and Pacific Coasts of Panama

  • Etta K. Mills
  • Published 2004


4losely related species in the genus Afpheus Fabricius, 1798, are most easily distinguished by small but consistent differences in color and particularly color pattern. We made extensive collections of several nominal species from Panama, examining living material for evidence of discrete color morphs within described species. Alpheus furmosus Gibbes, 1850… (More)


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