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New Leptocheliidae (Crustacea: Tanaidacea:Tanaidomorpha) from Australian seagrass and macro-algal habitats, and a redescription of the poorly-known Leptochelia ignota from Sydney Harbour

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Edgar, GJ, New Leptocheliidae (Crustacea: Tanaidacea:Tanaidomorpha) from Australian seagrass and macro-algal habitats, and a redescription of the poorly-known Leptochelia ignota from Sydney Harbour, Zootaxa, 3276 pp. 1-37. ISSN 1175-5326 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Abstract

Australia possesses a rich fauna of leptocheliid tanaidaceans (Crustacea: Tanaidacea: Leptocheliidae), including many species that currently remain undescribed. As an addition to the 13 leptocheliid species known to date from Australian waters, a new genus (Poorea n. gen.) and five new species collected from shallow macrophyte habitats are diagnosed (Parakonarus robertsoni n. sp., Leptochelia evansi n. sp., Leptochelia gadgeti n. sp., Poorea wrighti n. sp. and Poorea johannesi n. sp.). Leptochelia nobbi is transferred to the genus Poorea, Leptochelia fairgo to Parakonarus, and a redescription provided for the enigmatic tanaidacean Leptochelia ignota on the basis of specimens collected near the Sydney type locality. A key is provided to Australian leptocheliid species.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Zoology
Research Field:Invertebrate Biology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Author:Edgar, GJ (Professor Graham Edgar)
ID Code:82388
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2013-01-30
Last Modified:2017-11-01
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