Abstract

A new species of pontonnine shrimp, Neopontonides henryvonprahli, is described. The new species lives symbiotically with the gorgonians Muricea robusta and Lopl¡ogorgia alba, in shallow waters of the Pacific coast of Colombia. N. dentiger was also found on M. robusta, but not on L. alba. The new species can be distinguished from all known species of Neopontonides by the well marked angulation of the supraorbital margino
Keywords: crustacea, caridea, new species, neopontonides henryvonprafzli