Book Chapter Oedicerotidae

Zootaxa publication

Zootaxa publication
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Citation: Hughes, L. E; Lowry, J. K. 2009. Oedicerotidae. Lowry, J.K. & Myers, A.A. (ed). pp 746-758 In Amphipoda of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Zootaxa 2260. Magnolia Press: Auckland, NZ. ISBN 978 1 86977 411 0


Three genera and three new species of oedicerotid amphipods are reported from the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. The third species of southern hemisphere Monoculodes, Monoculodes tropicalis sp. nov., is the first in the genus with calceoli on the female antenna 2.

Key words: Crustacea, Amphipoda, Oedicerotidae, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, taxonomy, new species, Aborolobatea insidiosa, Monoculodes tropicalis, Perioculodes talboti


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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