Australian Museum Journal Cirolanidae (Crustacea: Isopoda) of Australia

Shortform:
Bruce, 1986, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 6: 1–239
Author(s):
Bruce, Niel L.
Year published:
1986
Title:
Cirolanidae (Crustacea: Isopoda) of Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement
Volume:
6
Start page:
1
End page:
239
DOI:
10.3853/j.0812-7387.6.1986.98
Language:
English
Date published:
10 November 1986
Cover date:
10 November 1986
ISBN:
ISBN 0-7305-1511-7
ISSN:
0812-7387
CODEN:
RAMSEZ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: ISOPODA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
27 April 2009
Available online:
01 July 2009
Reference number:
98
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (185kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (26790kb PDF)

Abstract

An account is given of the cirolanid fauna of Australia. The total number of species recorded is 102, of which 51 are new. Two new species not yet recorded from Australian coastal waters are also included. Full descriptions of all genera are given, and detailed descriptions and figures are given for all species not previously recorded from Australia or in need of redescription. The following genera and species are recorded from Australian waters: Anopsilana (2 species), Bathynomus (3 species), Cartetolana (1 species), Orolana (30 species), Eurydice (8 species), Eurylana (1 species), Excirolana (1 species), Hansenolana (1 species), Metacirolana (7 species), Natatolana (31 species), Neocirolana (5 species), Orphelana (1 species), Pseudolana (7 species), and three new genera—Booralana (2 species), Dolicholana (1 species) and Limicolana (1 species). Keys to the Australian genera and species are provided. Discussion on characters of taxonomic utility is given. Annotated lists for all non-Australian genera and species are provided, and brief notes on the natural history of the family are provided.