Abstract

The caprellid fauna of the Great Barrier Reef region is investigated. The study reports 22 species in 17 genera. Three new genera and seven new species are described (Hircella berentsae n.sp., Jigurru vailhoggett n.gen., n.sp., Mayericaprella arimotoi n.gen., n.sp., Orthoprotella pearce n.sp., Perotripus keablei n.sp., Pseudoprellicana johnsoni n.gen., n.sp. and Quadrisegmentum lowryi n.sp.). All species are figured and a key to the species is provided. An ecological study conducted at Lizard Island, northern Great Barrier Reef, showed that Metaprotella sandalensis Mayer, 1898 and Quadrisegmentum triangulum Hirayama, 1988, were the most common species in the coral reef system. Although the caprellids were present at most sites around the Island, they were abundant only on hydroid and sediment substrate.

 
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Guerra-García, 2006, Rec. Aust. Mus. 58(3): 417–458
Author
José M. Guerra-García
Year
2006
Title
Caprellidae (Crustacea: Amphipoda) from the Great Barrier Reef and adjacent localities
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
58
Issue
3
Start Page
417
End Page
458
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.58.2006.1451
Language
English
Date Published
29 November 2006
Cover Date
29 November 2006
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: AMPHIPODA; TAXONOMY; LIZARD ISLAND
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29 November 2006
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29 November 2006
Reference Number
1451
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