Australian Museum Journal Amphipoda from the South Pacific: the Society Islands

Shortform:
Myers, 1989, Rec. Aust. Mus. 41(1): 63–82
Author(s):
Myers, Alan A.
Year published:
1989
Title:
Amphipoda from the South Pacific: the Society Islands
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
41
Issue:
1
Start page:
63
End page:
82
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.41.1989.136
Language:
English
Date published:
30 June 1989
Cover date:
30 June 1989
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: AMPHIPODA; TAXONOMY; BIOGEOGRAPHY; OCEAN: PACIFIC
Digitized:
21 October 2008
Available online:
04 November 2008
Reference number:
136
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EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (106kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1806kb PDF)

Abstract

Thirty two species of gammaridean Amphipoda are recorded from 0 to 1 m depth in the Society Islands. Six species in the genera Elasmopus, Maera, Cheiriphotis, Polynesoecetes n.gen. and Jassa are new to science and are described and figured. Based on the shallow-water Amphipoda, the Society Islands show their closest biogeographic relationship with Tonga, Fiji and New Caledonia to the west.