Australian Museum Journal Two new species of Exampithoe Barnard, 1925, subgenus Melanesius Ledoyer, 1984, from southern Australia (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Ampithoidae)

Shortform:
Just, 2000, Rec. Aust. Mus. 52(2): 129–136
Author(s):
Just, Jean
Year published:
2000
Title:
Two new species of Exampithoe Barnard, 1925, subgenus Melanesius Ledoyer, 1984, from southern Australia (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Ampithoidae)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
52
Issue:
2
Start page:
129
End page:
136
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.52.2000.1310
Language:
English
Date published:
29 November 2000
Cover date:
29 November 2000
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: AMPHIPODA
Digitized:
29 November 2000
Available online:
29 November 2000
Reference number:
1310
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
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Complete work:
Complete work (154kb PDF)

Abstract

Exampithoe (Melanesius) compressa n.sp. and E. (M.) halei n.sp. are described from shallow water in southern Australia. The distinctive compressed body shape sets the former species apart from other Exampithoe. Exampithoe (M.) halei is of similar body shape as the two previously known species in Melanesius, viz. E. (M.) cooki and E. (M.) kutti, but can be immediately distinguished from them by the angular cutting edge of its gnathopods 1 and 2, and by its vestigial mandibular molar.