Book Chapter Melitidae, Melita group

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Citation: Lowry, J. K; Springthorpe, R. T. 2009. Melitidae, Melita group. Lowry, J.K. & Myers, A.A. (ed). pp 718-735 In Benthic Amphipoda (Crustacea: Peracarida) of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Zootaxa 2260. Magnolia Press: Auckland, NZ.


In the Melita group, new records of Dulichiella pacifica Lowry & Springthorpe are reported from the Great Barrier Reef. The record of Dulichiella australis (Haswell) from the GBR is rejected. The genus Melita (M. myersi G. Karaman and M. sampsonae sp. nov.) is reported from the GBR for the first time. The genus Tegano Barnard & Karaman is amended and reported from Australian (T. atkinsae sp. nov.), New Caledonian (T. levis (Stock & Iliffe)) and Japanese (T. Shiodamari (Yamato)) waters for the first time.

Key words: Crustacea, Amphipoda, Melitidae, Melita group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, taxonomy, new species, Dulichiella pacifica, Melita sampsonae, Melita myersi, Tegano atkinsae


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