Abstract

The Australian Cladocera are revised on the basis of numerous samples, collections in the Australian Museum and a critical consideration of the literature. Six families are represented in inland waters of Australia: Sididae, Chydoridae, Macrothricidae, Moinidae, Bosminidae, and Daphniidae. Altogether 125 species in 40 genera were found, 15 species being new: Pseudosida australiensis n.sp., Archepleuroxus baylyi n. gen., n.sp., Rak obtusus n. gen., n.sp., Rak labrosus n. gen., n.sp., Australochydorus aporus n. gen., n.sp., Rhynchochydorus australiensis n. gen., n.sp., Alona macracantha n.sp., Alona investis n.sp., Alona setuloides n.sp., Biapertura rusticoides n.sp., Monospilus diporus n.sp., Monospilus elongatus n.sp., Echinisca williamsi n.sp., Echinisca flagellata n.sp., and Simocephalus victoriensis n.sp. One new subspecies is recognized: Alona davidi vermiculata n.subsp. Some 49 species (including the new species) are recorded in Australia for the first time. In addition, the presence of a further 6 species of marine Cladocera in the families Podonidae and Sididae is noted.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Smirnov and Timms, 1983, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 1: 1–132
Author
N. N. Smirnov; Brian V. Timms
Year
1983
Title
A revision of the Australian Cladocera (Crustacea)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement
Volume
1
Start Page
1
End Page
132
DOI
10.3853/j.0812-7387.1.1983.103
Language
English
Plates
includes index; no ISBN
Date Published
19 September 1983
Cover Date
19 September 1983
ISSN
0812-7387
CODEN
RAMSEZ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: CLADOCERA; TAXONOMY
Digitized
14 May 2009
Reference Number
103
Comments
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