Refereed Article The deep-sea scavenging genus Hirondellea (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Lysianassoidea: Hirondelleidae fam. nov.) in Australian waters

Citation: Lowry, J.K. & Stoddart, H.E.. 2010. The deep-sea scavenging genus Hirondellea (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Lysianassoidea: Hirondelleidae fam. nov.) in Australian waters. Zootaxa. 2329. 37-55.

Abstract:

The new lysianassoid amphipod family Hirondelleidae is established and the deep-sea scavenging genus Hirondellea is reported from Australian waters for the first time. Five new species are described: H. diamantina sp. nov.; H. Endeavour sp. nov.; H. franklin sp. nov.; H. kapala sp. nov.; and H. naturaliste sp. nov. Anonyx wolfendeni Tattersall is transferred into Hirondellea.

Key words: Crustacea, Amphipoda, Hirondelleidae, Australia, taxonomy, new species, Hirondellea diamantina, Hirondellea endeavour, Hirondellea franklin, Hirondellea kapala, Hirondellea naturaliste, Hirondellea wolfendeni

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