Australian Museum Journal Deepwater decapod Crustacea from eastern Australia (Penaeidea and Caridea)

Shortform:
Kensley et al., 1987, Rec. Aust. Mus. 39(5): 263–331
Author(s):
Kensley, Brian; Tranter, H. A.; Griffin, D. J. G.
Year published:
1987
Title:
Deepwater decapod Crustacea from eastern Australia (Penaeidea and Caridea)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
39
Issue:
5
Start page:
263
End page:
331
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.39.1987.171
Language:
English
Plates:
colour plate
Date published:
31 December 1987
Cover date:
31 December 1987
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA
Digitized:
23 January 2009
Available online:
01 April 2009
Reference number:
171
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (85kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (9603kb PDF)

Abstract

A taxonomic report on deepwater shrimps and prawns from Eastern Australia, primarily New South Wales, is presented. The collection, which includes penaeideans and carideans, consists of 73 species. Of these, 46 represent new records for the Australian fauna, while ten species and one subspecies are described as new. These latter are: Haliporoides cristatus, H. sibogae australiensis, Pasiphaea berentsae, P. kapala, P. longitaenia, Lebbeus yaldwyni, Merhippolyte chacei, Plesionika grahami, Glyphocrangon holthuisi, G. lowryi and G. novacastellum. Locality data and diagnoses are provided for all the species. Zoogeographically, the collection is made up of two major components: those species having a widespread distribution in all the oceans, and those which are Indo-Pacific in distribution.