Australian Museum Journal The genus Elasmopus (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Melitidae) from Mauritius (Indian Ocean) with description of five new species

Shortform:
Appadoo and Myers, 2003, Rec. Aust. Mus. 55(1): 61–84
Author(s):
Appadoo, Chandani; Myers, Alan A.
Year published:
2003
Title:
The genus Elasmopus (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Melitidae) from Mauritius (Indian Ocean) with description of five new species
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
55
Issue:
1
Start page:
61
End page:
84
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.55.2003.1375
Language:
English
Date published:
16 April 2003
Cover date:
16 April 2003
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: AMPHIPODA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
16 April 2003
Available online:
16 April 2003
Reference number:
1375
EndNote package:
EndNote file
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Complete work:
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Abstract

Nine species of the genus Elasmopus collected in the intertidal and shallow-subtidal zone of Mauritius are described and figured. These comprise five species, E. palu n.sp., E. pseudinteger n.sp., E. souillacensis n.sp., E. steelei n.sp., E. puteus n.sp., which are new to science, two species, E. menurte J.L. Barnard and E. spinimanus Walker that are recorded from Mauritius for the first time and two species, E. spinidactylus Chevreux and E. pectenicrus (Bate) that were previously known from Mauritius. The genus Elasmopus is one of the most diverse genera of amphipods known from the island. A key to the Elasmopus species of Mauritius is provided.