Australian Museum Journal Algal-tube dwelling amphipods in the genus Cerapus from Australia and Papua New Guinea (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Ischyroceridae)

Shortform:
Lowry and Berents, 2005, Rec. Aust. Mus. 57(2): 153–164
Author(s):
Lowry, J. K.; Berents, Penelope B.
Year published:
2005
Title:
Algal-tube dwelling amphipods in the genus Cerapus from Australia and Papua New Guinea (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Ischyroceridae)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
57
Issue:
2
Start page:
153
End page:
164
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.57.2005.1439
Language:
English
Date published:
08 June 2005
Cover date:
08 June 2005
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: AMPHIPODA
Digitized:
08 June 2005
Available online:
08 June 2005
Reference number:
1439
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (35kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1393kb PDF)

Abstract

Three new species of ischyrocerid amphipods in the genus Cerapus (C. bundegi, C. murrayae, and C. volucola) are described from Australia and Papua New Guinea. Although these species have all of the morphological characteristics of Cerapus, they differ from other species in the genus in the construction of their tubes which are wrapped and parchment-like and sometimes elaborately covered with pieces of cut algae and seagrasses.

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