New records of association between caridean shrimps (Decapoda) and sponges (Porifera) in Abrolhos Archipelago, northeastern Brazil
Abstract The association of the caridean shrimps Anchistioides antiguensis (Schmitt, 1924) and Typton gnathophylloides Holthuis, 1951 with the sponges Dysidea janiae (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) and Amphimedon viridis Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864, respectively, is reported for the first time. The material was collected in coral reefs surrounding Santa Barbara Island, Abrolhos Archipelago, Bahia, Brazil. The shrimps occupied different locations inside the sponges. Previous records of associations between these carideans and other hosts were revised and the possible type of association between the shrimps and their hosts is discussed. The occurrence of the sponge A. viridis in the Abrolhos Archipelago is also reported for the first time.