Australian Museum Journal The Wandinidae, a new Indo-Pacific family of lysianassoid Amphipoda (Crustacea)

Shortform:
Lowry and Stoddart, 1990, Rec. Aust. Mus. 42(2): 159–171
Author(s):
Lowry, J. K.; Stoddart, H. E.
Year published:
1990
Title:
The Wandinidae, a new Indo-Pacific family of lysianassoid Amphipoda (Crustacea)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
42
Issue:
2
Start page:
159
End page:
171
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.42.1990.113
Language:
English
Date published:
06 July 1990
Cover date:
06 July 1990
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: AMPHIPODA; TAXONOMY; OCEAN: PACIFIC; NEW GUINEA
Digitized:
25 November 2008
Available online:
18 December 2008
Reference number:
113
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Complete work:
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Abstract

The family Wandinidae is established for Pseudocyphocaris Ledoyer and the new genus Wandin. Both genera are known only from the Indo-Pacific area. The Wandinidae is characterised by a peculiar hook-like process on the peduncle of antenna 2, a conical mouthpart bundle, coxae 1 to 3 variously reduced, coxa 4 greatly enlarged, and a I-articulate outer ramus on uropod 3 with a subapical incision. The Wandinidae is considered to be the sister group of the amary llidid family group. One new species of Wandini is described from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia and two new species of Pseudocyphocaris are described from north-eastern Papua New Guinea.

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