Australian Museum Journal Biremia ambocerca n. gen., n. sp., the first record of the marine isopod crustacean family Bathynataliidae from Australian waters

Shortform:
Bruce, 1985, Rec. Aust. Mus. 37(5): 295–299
Author(s):
Bruce, Niel L.
Year published:
1985
Title:
Biremia ambocerca n. gen., n. sp., the first record of the marine isopod crustacean family Bathynataliidae from Australian waters
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
37
Issue:
5
Start page:
295
End page:
299
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.37.1985.327
Language:
English
Date published:
23 December 1985
Cover date:
23 December 1985
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: ISOPODA; TAXONOMY; ECOLOGY, MARINE
Digitized:
31 March 2006
Available online:
02 March 2009
Reference number:
327
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Abstract

Biremia ambocerca n. gen., n. sp. is described and figured; it is distinguished from other bathynataliid genera by lacking operculate first pleopods, and in having biramous uropods. The genus is unique within the Isopoda in having a second endite on the maxilliped. The single specimen was taken off Lady Elliot Island, southern Great Barrier Reef, and is the first record of the family from beyond the south-western Indian Ocean. A new family diagnosis is provided, and a key is given for the 3 monotypic genera of the Bathynataliidae