Australian Museum Journal New species belonging to the family Porcellidiidae (Harpacticoida: Copepoda) from Kioloa, New South Wales, Australia

Shortform:
Harris, 1994, Rec. Aust. Mus. 46(3): 303–340
Author(s):
Harris, Vernon A.
Year published:
1994
Title:
New species belonging to the family Porcellidiidae (Harpacticoida: Copepoda) from Kioloa, New South Wales, Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
46
Issue:
3
Start page:
303
End page:
340
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.46.1994.8
Language:
English
Date published:
17 November 1994
Cover date:
17 November 1994
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: COPEPODA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
21 January 2009
Available online:
27 February 2009
Reference number:
8
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EndNote file
Title page:
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Complete work:
Complete work (4696kb PDF)

Abstract

Six new species referred to four new genera and one new species of Porcellidium belonging to the family Porcellidiidae (Harpacticoida: Copepoda) are described from Kioloa, a locality on the southern coast of New South Wales, Australia. Characteristic features defining the following new genera are given together with descriptions of new species: Brevifrons n.gen., B. faviolatum n.sp., Kioloaria n.gen., K. sesquimaculata n.sp., Murramia n.gen., M. magna n.sp., M. bicincta n.sp., Tectacingulum n.gen., T. tumidum n.sp. and T. nigrum n.sp. A new species of Porcellidium, P. londonii n.sp., is described and referred to the 'Fimbriatum' group. The structure and taxonomic significance of the hyaline fringe and male antennule are discussed together with other characters that have been used to define new genera.