Australian Museum Journal A new species of Kelleria (Copepoda: Cyclopoida) from brackish water in Victoria

Shortform:
Bayly, 1971, Rec. Aust. Mus. 28(6): 111–116
Author(s):
Bayly, I. A. E.
Year published:
1971
Title:
A new species of Kelleria (Copepoda: Cyclopoida) from brackish water in Victoria
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
28
Issue:
6
Start page:
111
End page:
116
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.28.1971.417
Language:
English
Date published:
27 September 1971
Cover date:
27 September 1971
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: COPEPODA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
02 February 2009
Available online:
03 March 2009
Reference number:
417
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Complete work:
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Abstract

Gurney (1927), while erecting the genus Kelleria for the accommodation of two newly discovered species of cyclopoid copepods from the Suez Canal, K. regalis Gurney and K. purpurocincta Gurney, also suggested the transfer of two previously described species, Pseudanthessius propinquus T. Scott (1895) and P. pectinatus A. Scott (1909), into this new genus. A similar generic transfer was proposed by Nicholls (1944) for yet another species of Pseudanthessius—P. fucicolus T. Scott (1912). In view of the subsequent description of three additional species by Sewell (1949), and that of a fourth by Krishnaswamy (1952), the genus Kelleria now contains, in order of description, the following nine species: K. propinqua (T. Scott), K. pectinata (A. Scott), K. fucicola (T. Scott), K. regalis Gurney, K. purpurocincta Gurney, K. andamanensis Sewell, K. camortensis Sewell, K. gurneyi Sewell, and K. rubimaculata Krishnaswamy. In the course of recent investigations into the brackish water zooplankton of the Gippsland Lakes, Victoria, a species of Kelleria has come to hand which corresponds with none of the above species and is here described as new.

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