Two new records of Ghost shrimps (Crustacea:Decaoda:Axiidea) from Bushehr, Persian Gulf, Iran

Document Type : Short Communications


Iranian National Institute for Oceanography and Atmospheric scienceو Bushehr, Iran


There are two species of Ghost shrimps namely, Neocallichirus jousseaumei, N. calmani of which the latter is the first record for the Persian Gulf (littoral and subtidal zones). While, N. jousseaumei is first record for littoral zones along coastal waters of the Persian Gulf. The material of present study was collected from Ouli village along the coast of Bushehr Province. Here, Notes on habitat preferences, symbiotic animals and some morphological characters used for identification of two species is presented .