Australian Museum Journal Amphipoda from the South Pacific: Western Samoa

Shortform:
Myers, 1997, Rec. Aust. Mus. 49(1): 99–109
Author(s):
Myers, Alan A.
Year published:
1997
Title:
Amphipoda from the South Pacific: Western Samoa
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
49
Issue:
1
Start page:
99
End page:
109
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.49.1997.1260
Language:
English
Date published:
04 July 1997
Cover date:
04 July 1997
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: AMPHIPODA
Digitized:
14 April 2008
Available online:
09 March 2009
Reference number:
1260
EndNote package:
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Title page:
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Complete work:
Complete work (519kb PDF)

Abstract

Forty species in twelve families of gammaridean Amphipoda are recorded from Upolu Island, Western Samoa. Three species are new to science, Rostrogitanopsis cuculla n.sp., Maeracoota tridentata n.sp. and Ischyrocerus apiensis n.sp. and are described and figured. Twenty-seven of the thirty-five species known from outside Samoa, are widespread. Eight species have limited extrinsic distributions, two being shared with Papua New Guinea, two with Fiji and Tonga, two with Kosrae (Micronesia) one with the Gambier archipelago and one with Moorea, Tonga and Fiji.