Abstract

An account is given of the cirolanid fauna of Australia. The total number of species recorded is 102, of which 51 are new. Two new species not yet recorded from Australian coastal waters are also included. Full descriptions of all genera are given, and detailed descriptions and figures are given for all species not previously recorded from Australia or in need of redescription. The following genera and species are recorded from Australian waters: Anopsilana (2 species), Bathynomus (3 species), Cartetolana (1 species), Orolana (30 species), Eurydice (8 species), Eurylana (1 species), Excirolana (1 species), Hansenolana (1 species), Metacirolana (7 species), Natatolana (31 species), Neocirolana (5 species), Orphelana (1 species), Pseudolana (7 species), and three new genera—Booralana (2 species), Dolicholana (1 species) and Limicolana (1 species). Keys to the Australian genera and species are provided. Discussion on characters of taxonomic utility is given. Annotated lists for all non-Australian genera and species are provided, and brief notes on the natural history of the family are provided.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Bruce, 1986, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 6: 1–239
Author
Niel L. Bruce
Year
1986
Title
Cirolanidae (Crustacea: Isopoda) of Australia
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement
Volume
6
Start Page
1
End Page
239
DOI
10.3853/j.0812-7387.6.1986.98
Language
English
Date Published
10 November 1986
Cover Date
10 November 1986
ISBN
ISBN 0-7305-1511-7
ISSN
0812-7387
CODEN
RAMSEZ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: ISOPODA; TAXONOMY
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27 April 2009
Available Online
01 July 2009
Reference Number
98
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