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Abstract

The new lysianassoid amphipod family Hirondelleidae is established and the deep-sea scavenging genus Hirondellea is reported from Australian waters for the first time. Five new species are described: H. diamantina sp. nov.; H. Endeavour sp. nov.; H. franklin sp. nov.; H. kapala sp. nov.; and H. naturaliste sp. nov. Anonyx wolfendeni Tattersall is transferred into Hirondellea.

Key words: Crustacea, Amphipoda, Hirondelleidae, Australia, taxonomy, new species, Hirondellea diamantina, Hirondellea endeavour, Hirondellea franklin, Hirondellea kapala, Hirondellea naturaliste, Hirondellea wolfendeni

 
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Bibliographic Data

Title
The deep-sea scavenging genus Hirondellea (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Lysianassoidea: Hirondelleidae fam. nov.) in Australian waters
Author
Lowry, J. K; Stoddart, H. E
Year
2010
Publication Type
Refereed Article
Journal
Zootaxa
Number of pages
37-55
Images
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Volume
2329
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