Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Periclimenes soror
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Periclimenes soror
Public Records: 213
Specimens with Barcodes: 214
Species With Barcodes: 1
Periclimenes soror, also called the starfish shrimp is a species of shrimp that lives as a symbiont with starfishes.Periclimenes soror is a species of little shrimp with a truncated rostris, and showing a wide variety of coats, but often with a distinctive white stripe or white dots pattern on the back. The rest of the body varies with the host starfish: it is often "a deep purple red" when living on Culcita, Protoreaster or Pentaceraster, but red with a white dorsal stripe when living on Acanthaster, and can also be transparent Adults reach up to 15 millimetres (0.6 in) long.
Ecology and behaviour
- A. J. Bruce (1982). "The shrimps associated with Indo-West Pacific echinoderms, with the description of a new species in the genus Periclimenes Costa, 1844 (Crustacea: Pontoniinae)" (PDF). Australian Museum Memoirs 16: 191–216.
- Isabella Gordon (1939). "Redescription of Periclimenes soror Nobili (Crustacea, Decapoda)" (PDF). Annals and Magazine of Natural History. ser. 11 4 (21): 395–400. doi:10.1080/00222933908527002.
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