Abstract

Forty species in twelve families of gammaridean Amphipoda are recorded from Upolu Island, Western Samoa. Three species are new to science, Rostrogitanopsis cuculla n.sp., Maeracoota tridentata n.sp. and Ischyrocerus apiensis n.sp. and are described and figured. Twenty-seven of the thirty-five species known from outside Samoa, are widespread. Eight species have limited extrinsic distributions, two being shared with Papua New Guinea, two with Fiji and Tonga, two with Kosrae (Micronesia) one with the Gambier archipelago and one with Moorea, Tonga and Fiji.

 
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Short Form
Myers, 1997, Rec. Aust. Mus. 49(1): 99–109
Author
Alan A. Myers
Year
1997
Title
Amphipoda from the South Pacific: Western Samoa
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
49
Issue
1
Start Page
99
End Page
109
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.49.1997.1260
Language
English
Date Published
04 July 1997
Cover Date
04 July 1997
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: AMPHIPODA
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14 April 2008
Available Online
09 March 2009
Reference Number
1260
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