Abstract

Systematic collections have revealed that the Madang Lagoon is a highly heterogeneous reef system which shows an unprecedented diversity of marine invertebrates (e.g., about 180 species of gammaridean Amphipoda). The characteristics of the Madang Lagoon, including its geological origin, physical geography, and physical and biological oceanography, are described and discussed. Traditional names are used for the reefs and islands of the lagoon. An appendix includes a list of all current collecting localities for the Madang Lagoon amphipod project. Coordinates for these collecting localities have been determined using a global positioning device.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Jebb and Lowry, 1995, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 22: 1–24
Author
M. H. P. Jebb; J. K. Lowry
Year
1995
Title
Natural history of Madang Lagoon with an appendix to collecting localities
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement
Volume
22
Start Page
1
End Page
24
DOI
10.3853/j.0812-7387.22.1995.120
Language
English
Date Published
16 August 1995
Cover Date
16 August 1995
ISBN
ISBN 0-7310-6412-7 (set), ISBN 0-7310-6413-5 (pt.1)
ISSN
0812-7387
CODEN
RAMSEZ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: AMPHIPODA; NEW GUINEA
Digitized
07 May 2009
Available Online
15 July 2009
Reference Number
120
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