Abstract

[Introduction]. The collection of Crustacea obtained during the cruise of the Thetis proves to be exceptionally rich in forms either new to science or to the fauna of New South Wales.

Of the forty-five species herein dealt with, twenty are additions to the fauna; nine of which are described as new.

The above remarks apply to the higher Crustacea only; the lower, when thoroughly worked out, will I believe yield a far larger proportion of novelties. Although the Thetis collection shows the coastal waters to be so rich, it probably includes but a small portion of our Crustacean fauna. It must be remembered that the Thetis Trawling Expedition was fitted out to test the deeper waters off the coast for fish alone; all other organisms were considered of secondary importance. Still Mr. Waite on several occasions contrived means to secure representatives of the smaller forms of life, and succeeded in preserving a very large quantity of material which will yield a rich harvest when fully investigated...

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Whitelegge, 1900, Aust. Mus. Mem. 4(2): 135–199
Author
T. Whitelegge
Year
1900
Title
Scientific results of the trawling expedition of H.M.C.S. "Thetis" off the coast of New South Wales, in February and March, 1898, Part 2: Crustacea. Part I
Serial Title
Australian Museum Memoir
Volume
4
Issue
2
Start Page
135
End Page
199
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1967.4.1900.427
Language
English
Plates
plates xxxii–xxxv
Date Published
23 May 1900
Cover Date
23 May 1900
ISSN
0067-1967
CODEN
AUNMA5
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA
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09 March 2009
Available Online
01 April 2009
Reference Number
427
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