Australian Museum Journal Scientific results of the trawling expedition of H.M.C.S. "Thetis" off the coast of New South Wales, in February and March, 1898, Crustacea. Part IV. Isopoda. Part III

Shortform:
Whitelegge, 1904, Aust. Mus. Mem. 4(7): 405–416
Author(s):
Whitelegge, T.
Year published:
1904
Title:
Scientific results of the trawling expedition of H.M.C.S. "Thetis" off the coast of New South Wales, in February and March, 1898, Crustacea. Part IV. Isopoda. Part III
Serial title:
Australian Museum Memoir
Volume:
4
Issue:
7
Start page:
405
End page:
416
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1967.4.1904.1503
Language:
English
Date published:
12 February 1904
Cover date:
12 February 1904
ISSN:
0067-1967
CODEN:
AUNMA5
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: ISOPODA
Digitized:
23 March 2009
Available online:
07 August 2009
Reference number:
1503
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (251kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2086kb PDF)

Abstract

[There is no abstract or summary for this work; the following passage on p. 406 is offered in HTML format as an example of content. Editor March 2009] Many of the species of the genus Arcturus are very similar in bodily contour and armature; the various appendages appear to afford the best characters whereby the species may be distinguished, and in this respect full use has been made of the relative length of the body segments, joints of the antennae, and of the legs. A glance at the text and the accompanying figures will serve to show the value of the variation in the comparative length of joints of the larger limbs.

The position, number and character of the denticles or spines are also of importance. In some species the armature consists of a series of serrations; in others, of distinct spines, generally fixed, but occasionally mobile, especially near the extremities.

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