Abstract

Seven genera and eleven species of lysianassid amphipods are recorded from the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. Six species are new to science. Six of the eleven species are considered to be scavengers. The Great Barrier Reef lysianassid fauna is more similar to that of the tropical Indo-West Pacific than to that of temperate Australia.

Key words: Crustacea, Amphipoda, Lysianassidae, Lysianassinae, Tryphosinae, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, taxonomy, new species, Azotostoma fusta, Paralysianopsis padoz, Pseudambasia acuticaudata, Riwo mizeui, Shoemakerella barnardi, Tryphosella bet, Tryphosella cameloides, Tryphosella charlotteae, Tryphosella flynnana, Tryphosella seasana, Waldeckia enoei

 
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Bibliographic Data

Title
Lysianassidae
Author
Lowry, J. K; Stoddart, H. E
Editor
Lowry, J.K. & Myers, A.A.
Year
2009
Publication Type
Book Chapter
Publisher
Magnolia Press
Book Title
Benthic Amphipoda (Crustacea: Peracarida) of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Number of pages
561-597
Series Title
Zootaxa 2260
Publisher
Magnolia Press
Place Published
Auckland, NZ
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