Book Chapter Cheirocratidae

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Citation: Coleman, C. O; Lowry, J. K. 2009. Cheirocratidae. Lowry, J.K. & Myers, A.A. (ed). pp 333-338 In Benthic Amphipoda (Crustacea: Peracarida) of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Zootaxa 2260. Magnolia Press: Auckland, NZ.


Prosocratus carolinae sp. nov. from the Great Barrier Reef is described. It is very similar to the South Australian species Prosocratus butcheri Barnard & Drummond, 1982, but differs in male gnathopod 1 characters. Additionally the Cheirocratidae is rediagnosed.

Key words: Crustacea, Amphipoda, Cheirocratidae, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, taxonomy, new species, Prosocratus carolinae

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