Redescription of the freshwater amphipod Austrochiltonia australis (Sayce) (Crustacea: Amphipoda, Chiltoniidae)

Rachael A. King

Memoirs of Museum Victoria Vol 66 (1) p. 85–93 (2009)

DOI
http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2009.66.11

Abstract

Austrochiltonia is an abundant yet taxonomically poorly known freshwater amphipod genus. With two species recognised, they are inadequately defined yet widely identified throughout southern Australian freshwater systems. In an effort towards providing a clear diagnosis of Austrochiltonia, its type species, A. australis, is re-described from type material. Two distinct male morphotypes are described for the first time and morphological variability within the species is discussed.

Citation

King, R.A., 2009. Redescription of the freshwater amphipod Austrochiltonia australis (Sayce) (Crustacea: Amphipoda, Chiltoniidae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 66: 85-93. http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2009.66.11

PUBLICATION DATE: 4 NOVEMBER 2009

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