Australian Museum Journal Caprellidae (Crustacea: Amphipoda) from the Great Barrier Reef and adjacent localities

Shortform:
Guerra-García, 2006, Rec. Aust. Mus. 58(3): 417–458
Author(s):
Guerra-García, José M.
Year published:
2006
Title:
Caprellidae (Crustacea: Amphipoda) from the Great Barrier Reef and adjacent localities
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
58
Issue:
3
Start page:
417
End page:
458
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.58.2006.1451
Language:
English
Date published:
29 November 2006
Cover date:
29 November 2006
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: AMPHIPODA; TAXONOMY; LIZARD ISLAND
Digitized:
29 November 2006
Available online:
29 November 2006
Reference number:
1451
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (31kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2816kb PDF)

Abstract

The caprellid fauna of the Great Barrier Reef region is investigated. The study reports 22 species in 17 genera. Three new genera and seven new species are described (Hircella berentsae n.sp., Jigurru vailhoggett n.gen., n.sp., Mayericaprella arimotoi n.gen., n.sp., Orthoprotella pearce n.sp., Perotripus keablei n.sp., Pseudoprellicana johnsoni n.gen., n.sp. and Quadrisegmentum lowryi n.sp.). All species are figured and a key to the species is provided. An ecological study conducted at Lizard Island, northern Great Barrier Reef, showed that Metaprotella sandalensis Mayer, 1898 and Quadrisegmentum triangulum Hirayama, 1988, were the most common species in the coral reef system. Although the caprellids were present at most sites around the Island, they were abundant only on hydroid and sediment substrate.

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