Abstract

Three genera and three new species of oedicerotid amphipods are reported from the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. The third species of southern hemisphere Monoculodes, Monoculodes tropicalis sp. nov., is the first in the genus with calceoli on the female antenna 2.

Key words: Crustacea, Amphipoda, Oedicerotidae, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, taxonomy, new species, Aborolobatea insidiosa, Monoculodes tropicalis, Perioculodes talboti

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Abstract BOOK REVIEW
by Maria Byrne, Professor Marine and Developmental Biology, University of Sydney:

This important new book on the amphipods of the Great Barrier Reef is the result of years of collective effort by an international team of 20 amphipod experts. It fills a major gap in knowledge of the amphipods of Australia, as previously the tropical fauna was poorly known.

 

Bibliographic Data

Title
Oedicerotidae
Author
Hughes, L. E; Lowry, J. K
Editor
Lowry, J.K. & Myers, A.A.
Year
2009
Publication Type
Book Chapter
Publisher
Magnolia Press
Book Title
Amphipoda of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Number of pages
746-758
Series Title
Zootaxa 2260
Publisher
Magnolia Press
Place Published
Auckland, NZ
ISBN
978 1 86977 411 0
Abstract URL
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