Abstract

Exampithoe (Melanesius) compressa n.sp. and E. (M.) halei n.sp. are described from shallow water in southern Australia. The distinctive compressed body shape sets the former species apart from other Exampithoe. Exampithoe (M.) halei is of similar body shape as the two previously known species in Melanesius, viz. E. (M.) cooki and E. (M.) kutti, but can be immediately distinguished from them by the angular cutting edge of its gnathopods 1 and 2, and by its vestigial mandibular molar.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Just, 2000, Rec. Aust. Mus. 52(2): 129–136
Author
Jean Just
Year
2000
Title
Two new species of Exampithoe Barnard, 1925, subgenus Melanesius Ledoyer, 1984, from southern Australia (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Ampithoidae)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
52
Issue
2
Start Page
129
End Page
136
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.52.2000.1310
Language
English
Date Published
29 November 2000
Cover Date
29 November 2000
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: AMPHIPODA
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29 November 2000
Available Online
29 November 2000
Reference Number
1310
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