Spongicoloides sp. aff. to Spongicoloides galapagensis (Decapoda: Stenopodidea: Spongicolidae): a new species for Chilean carcinofauna and the first record of a Stenopodid for the Chilean margin

Guillermo L. Guzmán, Javier Sellanes


DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol39-issue3-fulltext-22

This is the first record of a species of Stenopodid shrimp along the Chilean margin, associated with a hexactinellid sponge. The specimens were collected at two sites in central Chile (31º12’S, 71º52’W and 36º00’S, 73º38’W; 922 to 1000 m depth). The sponges were attached to the substrate with probable origins in methane seepage. Spongicoloides sp. aff. to S. galapagensis constitutes the first record of the family for the eastern south Pacific continental margin. The specimens coincide with the ranges of morphological variation of S. galapagensis, although they differ in the number of brachia described. 

Guzmán G, Sellanes J. Spongicoloides sp. aff. to Spongicoloides galapagensis (Decapoda: Stenopodidea: Spongicolidae): a new species for Chilean carcinofauna and the first record of a Stenopodid for the Chilean margin. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2017;39(3): 613-616. Available from: doi:10.3856/vol39-issue3-fulltext-22 [Accessed 17 Oct. 2019].
Guzmán, G., & Sellanes, J. (2017). Spongicoloides sp. aff. to Spongicoloides galapagensis (Decapoda: Stenopodidea: Spongicolidae): a new species for Chilean carcinofauna and the first record of a Stenopodid for the Chilean margin. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 39(3), 613-616. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol39-issue3-fulltext-22