Abstract

Nine species of the genus Elasmopus collected in the intertidal and shallow-subtidal zone of Mauritius are described and figured. These comprise five species, E. palu n.sp., E. pseudinteger n.sp., E. souillacensis n.sp., E. steelei n.sp., E. puteus n.sp., which are new to science, two species, E. menurte J.L. Barnard and E. spinimanus Walker that are recorded from Mauritius for the first time and two species, E. spinidactylus Chevreux and E. pectenicrus (Bate) that were previously known from Mauritius. The genus Elasmopus is one of the most diverse genera of amphipods known from the island. A key to the Elasmopus species of Mauritius is provided.

 
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Appadoo and Myers, 2003, Rec. Aust. Mus. 55(1): 61–84
Author
Chandani Appadoo; Alan A. Myers
Year
2003
Title
The genus Elasmopus (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Melitidae) from Mauritius (Indian Ocean) with description of five new species
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
55
Issue
1
Start Page
61
End Page
84
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.55.2003.1375
Language
English
Date Published
16 April 2003
Cover Date
16 April 2003
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: AMPHIPODA; TAXONOMY
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16 April 2003
Available Online
16 April 2003
Reference Number
1375
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