Refereed Article The genus Elasmopus (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Maeridae) in Australian waters

Citation: Hughes, L. E; Lowry, J. K. 2011. The genus Elasmopus (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Maeridae) in Australian waters. Journal of Natural History. 45 (9-12). 579-628.


Eight new species and one new record of Elasmopus Costa, 1853 are described from Australian waters including the extended offshore territories of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Indian Ocean), Christmas Island (Indian Ocean), Ashmore Reef (Timor Sea), Norfolk Island (Tasman Sea) and Lord Howe Island (Tasman Sea). Range extensions are reported for seven described Australian species. Twenty-three species are now known from Australian waters. Elasmopus arafura sp. nov., E. carteri sp. nov., E. hyperopia sp. nov., E. leveque sp. nov., E. mcluerensis sp. nov., E. otus sp. nov., E. shepherdi sp. nov. and E. woodjonesi sp. nov. are described herein.

Keywords: Amphipoda; Maeridae; Elasmopus; Australia; new species

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