Book Chapter Ampithoidae

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Citation: Hughes, L. E; Lowry, J. K. 2009. Ampithoidae. Lowry, J.K. & Myers, A.A. (ed). pp 153-219 In Amphipoda of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Zootaxa 2260. Magnolia Press: Auckland, NZ. ISBN 978 1 86977 411 0


Five genera and 19 species of ampithoid amphipods are reported from the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. Seven species are new to science. The majority of species occur in the genus Cymadusa.

Key words: Crustacea, Amphipoda, Ampithoidae, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, taxonomy, new species, Ampithoe cookana, Ampithoe katae, Ampithoe kava, Ampithoe meganae, Ampithoe waialua, Cymadusa alyxis, Cymadusa cavimana, Cymadusa heronensis, Cymadusa hoeyae, Cymadusa khbarnardi, Cymadusa mariabyrneae, Cymadusa imbroglio, Cymadusa smilodonta, Cymadusa tattersalli, Cymadusa thagaay, Cymadusa wistari, Paragrubia edgari, Plumithoe quadrimana, Sunamphitoe fantome


by Maria Byrne, Professor Marine and Developmental Biology, University of Sydney:

This important new book on the amphipods of the Great Barrier Reef is the result of years of collective effort by an international team of 20 amphipod experts. It fills a major gap in knowledge of the amphipods of Australia, as previously the tropical fauna was poorly known.


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