Abstract

[Summary]. Cymodetta gambosa, a new genus and species of the isopod family Sphaeromatidae, is described from specimens in a culture derived from the Clarence River at South Grafton, New South Wales, Australia. The new genus belongs to Hansen's Hemibranchiatae, and apparently to his section Sphaeromini, but in contrast to known genera of Sphaeromini has uniramous uropods. The 5th pereopods exhibit a striking sexual dimorphism; in the male the propus is expanded into a prominent lobe overriding the dactyl. Mating behaviour is described, including the function of the propal lobe in preventing the female from rolling up.

 
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Short Form
Bowman and Kühne, 1974, Rec. Aust. Mus. 29(9): 235–244
Author
Thomas E. Bowman; Helmut Kühne
Year
1974
Title
Cymodetta gambosa, a new sphaeromatid isopod (Crustacea) from Australia, with notes on its mating behaviour
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
29
Issue
9
Start Page
235
End Page
244
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.29.1974.225
Language
English
Plates
plate 8
Date Published
16 August 1974
Cover Date
16 August 1974
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: ISOPODA
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03 March 2009
Available Online
01 April 2009
Reference Number
225
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