Book Chapter Synopiidae

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Citation: Hughes, L. E. 2009. Synopiidae. Lowry, J.K. & Myers, A.A. (ed). pp 880-891 In Amphipoda of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Zootaxa 2260. Magnolia Press: Auckland, NZ. ISBN 978 1 86977 411 0


Three species on Synopiidae are recorded from the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. One new species Syrrhoe petitaserrata sp. nov. and two new records of Synopia ultramarina Dana and Telsosynopia trifidilla Hughes & Lowry are included.

Key words: Crustacea, Amphipoda, Synopiidae, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, taxonomy, new species, Telsosynopia trifidilla, Synopia ultramarina, Syrrhoe petitaserrata


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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