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— uropod and
—urosome. Material examined is presented inthe format: location (GPS), depth, habitat, date of collection,collector(s) (expedition station number). Terminology of structures include:
, articulating extrusions of thecuticle, and
, non-articulating extrusions of the cuticle. In particular reference to head, pereonite and
Barnard & Drummond, 1981, male, 4.0 mm, AM P.79826, and female, 2.0 mm, AM P.87608, KingGeorge Sound, Western Australia (scale 0.1 mm).
Corophiidea Leach, 1814
Caprelloidea Leach, 1814Podoceridae Leach, 1814Podocerinae Leach, 1814
Bruzelius, 1859:10.—Stebbing, 1906:695.—J. L. Barnard, 1969: 430.—Laubitz, 1984:79.— Ledoyer, 1986: 920.—Barnard & Karaman, 1991:660–661.
. Pereon depressed, segments 5–7 fused; urosomeof 2 segments. Accessory flagellum absent; epistome produced; maxilla 1 inner plate greatly reduced, non-setose,outer plate with 9 spines; maxilla 2 without facial setae;maxilliped palp 4 blunt; gnathopod 2 of female nearly aslarge as that of male; brood plates on pereopods 2–4; uropod
2 without rami, uropod 3 absent.
. Fusion of the cuticle segments of posterior pereonites 5 to 7 is inconsistent within the genus (Laubitz,1984).
sp. nov. has clearly fused pereonites 5 to7 which can be readily observed from theSEM images (Fig. 2A,B).
Barnard & Drummond, 1981
Barnard & Drummond, 1981: 31–
41, gs 4, 5.—Lowry & Stoddart, 2003: 245 (catalogue).
Western Port, Victoria, Australia.
Male, 4.0 mm, dissected, 1 slide,AM P.79826, off south-east corner of Michaelmas Island,King George Sound (35°03'S 118°00'E), 18 m, orange/redgorgonacean, 17 December 1983, coll. R. Springthorpe
(WA 198); female, 2.0 mm, dissected, 1 slide, AM P.87608,
off south-east corner of Michaelmas Island, King GeorgeSound (35°03'S 118°00'E), 18 m, orange/red gorgonacean,17 December 1983, coll. R. Springthorpe (WA 198).
. This is the first record of
sinceits original description from Western Port, Victoria insoutheastern Australia. Material cited here extends thedistribution of
to southwestern Australia.
. Australia. Victoria. Western Port (Barnard &
Drummond, 1981); Western Australia: King George Sound
(current study). pleonite non-articulating extrusions of the cuticle:
extrusions along the dorsal margin;
extrusions between the dorsal and ventral margins; and
, extrusions near the ventral margin.Descriptions were generated from a DELTA databaseof the Podoceridae containing all species in the genus
and Indo-Pacic species of