On the Identity of Snapping Shrimp Described and Identified by W. N. Lockington, 1878
Wicksten, Mary K.
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W. N. Lockington (1878) wrote the first key and guide to the snapping <br /><br />shrimp of North America. Many records came from the eastern Pacific Ocean, <br /><br />from California to Panama. His paper includes 10 species recognizable today, <br /><br />one record that probably includes more than one species under the same name, <br /><br />and reports and descriptions of another six species that are unrecognizable or <br /><br />questionable. The five species described as new by Lockington probably are var- <br /><br />iants of species that have been described since 1878; if so, Lockington's species <br /><br />names may be available as senior synonyms. The identities of some of these <br /><br />species are likely to remain uncertain because the original descriptions were brief <br /><br />and without illustrations, the types have been lost and the range of variation <br /><br />within most alpheid species is unknown.