Abstract

In the Melita group, new records of Dulichiella pacifica Lowry & Springthorpe are reported from the Great Barrier Reef. The record of Dulichiella australis (Haswell) from the GBR is rejected. The genus Melita (M. myersi G. Karaman and M. sampsonae sp. nov.) is reported from the GBR for the first time. The genus Tegano Barnard & Karaman is amended and reported from Australian (T. atkinsae sp. nov.), New Caledonian (T. levis (Stock & Iliffe)) and Japanese (T. Shiodamari (Yamato)) waters for the first time.

Key words: Crustacea, Amphipoda, Melitidae, Melita group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, taxonomy, new species, Dulichiella pacifica, Melita sampsonae, Melita myersi, Tegano atkinsae

 

 
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Bibliographic Data

Title
Melitidae, Melita group
Author
Lowry, J. K; Springthorpe, R. T
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
718-735
Series Title
Zootaxa 2260
Publisher
Magnolia Press
Place Published
Auckland, NZ
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