Crustacea

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Csiro Publishing, 2003 - Science - 484 pages
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The fourth Zoological Catalogue of Australia volume on Malacostracan Crustacea catalogues over 1200 species of amphipods (sea fleas, scuds and the beach and land hoppers), cumaceans and mysidaceans (opossum shrimps). This catalogue brings up-to-date taxonomy of all known species in the Australian fauna and is particularly important for the cumacean and mysidacean faunas which have not been previously catalogued.

For each species there is information on primary synonymies, status and location of type material, type localities, general distribution and ecology. In addition, new diagnoses for all families and subfamilies are provided as well as references to key literature.

These small cryptic crustaceans are common in all marine and some terrestrial habitats. Amphipods are important herbivores on shallow water algae and on the sea bottom they are predators, detritivores and significant scavengers. They contribute to fouling communities on wharves and boat bottoms and are a major part of all sea bottom communities. Cumaceans are particularly diverse in Australian sea bottom communities and mysidaceans occur in shallow waters around our coasts.

Features
* Covers 88 families, 443 genera and 1270 species.
* Widely applicable to all countries bordering the Indo-west Pacific region.
* This and the companion volume 19.2A, document all species belonging to Peracarida and Syncarida.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Peracarida
5
Amphipoda
7
Caprellidea
19
Caprellidae
20
Cyamidae
29
Phtisicidae
35
Gammaridea
39
Phliantidae
221
Phoxocephalidae
224
Platyischnopidae
241
Podoceridae
244
Scopelocheiridae
247
Sebidae
249
Stegocephalidae
251
Stenothoidae
256

Amaryllididae
41
Amathillopsidae
46
Ampeliscidae
48
Amphilochidae
55
Ampithoidae
58
Aoridae
63
Biancolinidae
74
Bogidiellidae
76
Ceinidae
78
Cheluridae
80
Colomastigidae
83
Condukiidae
86
Corophiidae
87
Cyphocarididae
92
Cyproideidae
94
Dexaminidae
98
Endevouridae
106
Eophliantidae
108
Eusiridae
110
Exoedicerotidae
118
Hadziidae
122
Hyalidae
124
Iciliidae
131
Iphimediidae
133
Isaeidae
136
Ischyroceridae
141
Laphystiopsidae
150
Leucothoidae
152
Liljeborgiidae
158
Lysianassidae
161
Melitidae
173
Melphidippidae
188
Neoniphargidae
191
Nihotungidae
196
Ochlesidae
198
Oedicerotidae
200
Paracalliopiidae
204
Paramelitidae
208
Pardaliscidae
217
Perthiidae
219
Stilipedidae
262
Synopiidae
264
Talitridae
267
Trischizostomatidae
277
Uristidae
279
Urohaustoriidae
284
Urothoidae
289
Vicmusiidae
292
Wandinidae
294
Zobrachoidae
296
Hyperiidea
298
Brachyscelidae
300
Chuneolidae
303
Cystisomatidae
305
Hyperiidae
307
Lanceolidae
317
Lycaeidae
320
Lycaeopsidae
324
Oxycephalidae
326
Paraphronimidae
334
Parascelidae
336
Phronimidae
339
Phrosinidae
345
Platyscelidae
349
Pronoidae
354
Scinidae
360
Vibiliidae
365
Ingolfiellidea
370
Ingolfiellidae
371
Cumacea
373
Bodotriidae
376
Diastylidae
389
Gynodiastylidae
394
Lampropidae
407
Leuconidae
409
Nannastacidae
411
Mysida
427
Abbreviations and Symbols
473
Summary of Proposed and Published VolumesParts
527
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