Book Chapter Megaluropidae

Lauren Hughes, scuba diving at Lizard Island

Lauren Hughes, scuba diving at Lizard Island
Photographer: Lyle Vail © Lyle Vail

Citation: Hughes, L. E. 2009. Megaluropidae. Lowry, J.K. & Myers, A.A. (ed). pp 708-712 In Amphipoda of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Zootaxa 2260. Magnolia Press: Auckland, NZ. ISBN 978 1 86977 411 0


This is the first record of the family Megaluropidae in Australian waters. Gibberosus udarus sp. nov. is described here from Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef.
Key words: Crustacea, Amphipoda, Megaluropidae, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, taxonomy, new species, Gibberosus udarus


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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