Australian Museum Journal Reproductive cycles in some freshwater amphipods in southern Australia

Shortform:
Smith and Williams, 1984, Aust. Mus. Mem. 18(17): 183–194
Author(s):
Smith, Meredith J.; Williams, W. D.
Year published:
1984
Title:
Reproductive cycles in some freshwater amphipods in southern Australia
Serial title:
Australian Museum Memoir
Volume:
18
Issue:
17
Start page:
183
End page:
194
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1967.18.1984.384
Language:
English
Date published:
31 March 1984
Cover date:
31 December 1983
ISSN:
0067-1967
CODEN:
AUNMA5
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: AMPHIPODA; FRESHWATER
Digitized:
09 September 2009
Reference number:
384
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Complete work:
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Abstract

Reproduction patterns in three populations of southern Australian amphipods were examined to investigate the suggestion that a basic difference exists in reproduction patterns between northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere stream invertebrates. The species considered were Pseudomoera gabrieli, sampled in Sassafras Creek, Victoria, and Austrochiltonia australis, sampled at Dandenong Creek, Victoria, and Aldgate Creek, South Australia. The former species showed continuous breeding, the latter, seasonal. These results, together with a review of published studies, indicated that for Amphipoda no such basic reproductive difference exists.