Abstract

Three new species belonging to the Porcellidiidae are described. A species from NSW possessing massive honeycomb-like dorsal growths of cuticle, and other features not found elsewhere in the family, has been placed in a new genus, Cereudorsum verrucosum gen. et sp. nov. A second species from Queensland, characterized by unusual features of the male antennule, has been placed in a new genus, as Geddesia quadrata gen. et sp. nov. Porcellidium trisetosum Geddes, 1968 does not fit the diagnosis for Porcellidium and is transferred to Geddesia gen. nov., as G. trisetosa (Geddes, 1968) comb. nov. A third species from the Cocos Keeling Islands is unique in having only one seta on the maxillule endopod. It has been referred to a new genus, as Clunia cocosensis gen. et sp. nov. This brings the total number of genera described from eastern coast of Australia to 16.
A key to the genera, a list of the apomorphic or unique characters of each genus and a check list of the identifiable species of Porcellidiidae is given. The geographical distribution of species along the east coast of Australia is outlined.

 
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Harris, 2014. Rec. Aust. Mus. 66(2): 167–196
Author
Vernon A. Harris
Year
2014
Title
Porcellidiidae of Australia (Harpacticoida, Copepoda). III. Synopsis of genera and species
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
66
Issue
2
Start Page
167
End Page
196
DOI
10.3853/j.2201-4349.66.2014.1596
Language
English
Date Published
03 April 2014
Cover Date
03 April 2014
ISSN
0067-1975 (print) 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: COPEPODA; TAXONOMY; BIOGEOGRAPHY
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03 April 2014
Available Online
03 April 2014
Reference Number
1596
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