Two new caridean shrimps, one representing a new family from marine pools on Ascension island (Crustacea: Decapoda: Natantia)

  title={Two new caridean shrimps, one representing a new family from marine pools on Ascension island (Crustacea: Decapoda: Natantia)},
  author={Fenner Albert Chace and Raymond B. Manning},
Chace, Fenner A., Jr., and Raymond B. Manning. Two New Caridean Shrimps, One Representing a New Family, from Marine Pools on Ascension Island (Crustacea: Decapoda: Natantia). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, number 131, 18 pages, 11 figures, 1972.—Procaris ascensionis, new genus and new species, and Typhlatya rogersi, new species, are described from isolated marine pools on Ascension Island. The habitats are described and the possible origins of the shrimps discussed. Procaris, which also… 

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