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
Lowry, 1995, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 22: 1–174
Author
J. K. Lowry
Year
1995
Title
The Amphipoda (Crustacea) of Madang Lagoon, Papua New Guinea, Part 1
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement
Volume
22
Start Page
1
End Page
174
DOI
10.3853/j.0812-7387.22.1995.1293
Language
English
Plates
pp. ii+174
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 August 2009
Reference Number
1293
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