Australian Museum Journal A revision of the Australian Cladocera (Crustacea)

Shortform:
Smirnov and Timms, 1983, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 1: 1–132
Author(s):
Smirnov, N. N.; Timms, Brian V.
Year published:
1983
Title:
A revision of the Australian Cladocera (Crustacea)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement
Volume:
1
Start page:
1
End page:
132
DOI:
10.3853/j.0812-7387.1.1983.103
Language:
English
Plates:
includes index; no ISBN
Date published:
19 September 1983
Cover date:
19 September 1983
ISSN:
0812-7387
CODEN:
RAMSEZ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: CLADOCERA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
14 May 2009
Reference number:
103
Comments:
includes index
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (116kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (17045kb PDF)

Abstract

The Australian Cladocera are revised on the basis of numerous samples, collections in the Australian Museum and a critical consideration of the literature. Six families are represented in inland waters of Australia: Sididae, Chydoridae, Macrothricidae, Moinidae, Bosminidae, and Daphniidae. Altogether 125 species in 40 genera were found, 15 species being new: Pseudosida australiensis n.sp., Archepleuroxus baylyi n. gen., n.sp., Rak obtusus n. gen., n.sp., Rak labrosus n. gen., n.sp., Australochydorus aporus n. gen., n.sp., Rhynchochydorus australiensis n. gen., n.sp., Alona macracantha n.sp., Alona investis n.sp., Alona setuloides n.sp., Biapertura rusticoides n.sp., Monospilus diporus n.sp., Monospilus elongatus n.sp., Echinisca williamsi n.sp., Echinisca flagellata n.sp., and Simocephalus victoriensis n.sp. One new subspecies is recognized: Alona davidi vermiculata n.subsp. Some 49 species (including the new species) are recorded in Australia for the first time. In addition, the presence of a further 6 species of marine Cladocera in the families Podonidae and Sididae is noted.

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