Abstract

Biremia ambocerca n. gen., n. sp. is described and figured; it is distinguished from other bathynataliid genera by lacking operculate first pleopods, and in having biramous uropods. The genus is unique within the Isopoda in having a second endite on the maxilliped. The single specimen was taken off Lady Elliot Island, southern Great Barrier Reef, and is the first record of the family from beyond the south-western Indian Ocean. A new family diagnosis is provided, and a key is given for the 3 monotypic genera of the Bathynataliidae

 
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Bruce, 1985, Rec. Aust. Mus. 37(5): 295–299
Author
Niel L. Bruce
Year
1985
Title
Biremia ambocerca n. gen., n. sp., the first record of the marine isopod crustacean family Bathynataliidae from Australian waters
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
37
Issue
5
Start Page
295
End Page
299
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.37.1985.327
Language
English
Date Published
23 December 1985
Cover Date
23 December 1985
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: ISOPODA; TAXONOMY; ECOLOGY, MARINE
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31 March 2006
Available Online
02 March 2009
Reference Number
327
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