Four new valviferan isopods from diverse tropical Australian habitats (Crustacea: Isopoda: Holognathidae and Idoteidae)

Gary C. B. Poore

Memoirs of Museum Victoria Vol 69 p. 327–340 (2012)

DOI
http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2012.69.07

Abstract

Two new isopods of the family Holognathidae are described from tropical Australia: Cleantioides carpentaria sp. nov. from shallow seagrass sediments in the Gulf of Carpentaria and an eastern Queensland port; and Zenobianopsis cidaris sp. nov. from 500 m depth in the Coral Sea. The latter is the third in its genus. Two new species of Synidotea (Idoteidae), S. innatans sp. nov. and S. karumba sp. nov. are described. Both are distinguished from others of the S. hirtipes-group of species, on the basis of subtle differences in colour and proportions of the body and limbs. The material of S. innatans was taken from flotsam in the Timor Sea and is potentially an obligate rafting species. Synidotea Karumba is from shallow sedimentary environments in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Citation

Poore, G.C.B. , 2012. Four new valviferan isopods from diverse tropical Australian habitats (Crustacea: Isopoda: Holognathidae and Idoteidae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 69: 327-340. http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2012.69.07

PUBLICATION DATE: 24 December 2012

Connect with Museums Victoria

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest news about our exhibitions, special events, programs and offers.