Abstract

The current classification of the Stenetriidae includes five genera and 63 species, of which 57 species are contained in the genus Stenetrium Haswell, 1881. A history of the classification of the family Stenetriidae is reviewed and useful characters for defining stenetriid taxa and species are derived from the literature. A new diagnosis for the family is provided. Stenetrium is redefined and its composition reduced to 18 species. The type species of Stenetrium, S. armatum Haswell, 1881, is fully redescribed. A new species, Stenetrium adrianae, is described in this paper, highlighting morphological variation that can be useful for distinguishing stenetriid taxa. Three other named genera, Stenobermuda Schultz, 1979a (Stenetrigus Schultz, 1982 is a junior synonym), Protallocoxa Schultz, 1978, and Tenupedunculus Schultz, 1982, are redefined and their compositions adjusted. Four new genera, Tristenium, Hansenium, Liocoryphe, and Mizothenar, are erected to contain distinctive species groups not treated in the literature. Six species are poorly described and cannot be classified in this new arrangement for the family. Lists of species assigned to each group and a key to the genera are provided.

 
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Short Form
Serov and Wilson, 1995, Rec. Aust. Mus. 47(1): 39–82
Author
Peter A. Serov; George D. F. Wilson
Year
1995
Title
A review of the Stenetriidae (Crustacea: Isopoda: Asellota)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
47
Issue
1
Start Page
39
End Page
82
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.47.1995.2
Language
English
Date Published
10 May 1995
Cover Date
10 May 1995
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: ISOPODA
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01 June 2009
Available Online
15 July 2009
Reference Number
2
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