Abstract

A review and inventory of all 26 previously described species of freshwater crangonyctoid amphipods in Australia is given and accompanied by the description of seven new species found mixed in type collections or otherwise associated. All extant types have been examined and redescribed. The Australian crangonyctoids belong in the families Paramelitidae and Neoniphargidae and a new family, Perthiidae. Four new genera are described to align the classification properly. The Australian crangonyctoids are now placed in the families Paramelitidae, with Austrogammarus, Austrocrangonyx, Antipodeus (n.gen.), Hurleya, Uroctena, Giniphargus and Protocrangonyx; the Neoniphargidae, with Tasniphargus (n.gen.), Neoniphargus, Yulia (n. gen.) and Wesniphargus (n. gen.); and Perthiidae, with Perthia. Keys are provided to (1) the world groups of crangonyctoids, (2) Australian crangonyctoids, (3) the genera of each family, and (4) individually for the species of each genus

 
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Short Form
Williams and Barnard, 1988, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 10: 1–180
Author
W. D. Williams; J. Laurens Barnard
Year
1988
Title
The taxonomy of crangonyctoid Amphipoda (Crustacea) from Australian fresh waters: foundation studies
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement
Volume
10
Start Page
1
End Page
180
DOI
10.3853/j.0812-7387.10.1988.94
Language
English
Date Published
12 December 1988
Cover Date
12 December 1988
ISBN
ISBN 0-7305-5856-8
ISSN
0812-7387
CODEN
RAMSEZ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: AMPHIPODA
Reference Number
94
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