Halearcturus, a new genus of Antarcturidae Poore, 2001 (Crustacea: Isopoda: Valvifera) with a key to genera of the family

Gary C. B. Poore

Memoirs of Museum Victoria Vol 73 p. 13–18 (2015)

DOI
http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2015.73.02

Abstract

A new genus Halearcturus is erected for a single species, Arcturus serrulatus Whitelegge, 1904. It differs from all other antarcturid genera in the combination of having an antennal flagellum of one major article plus a short curved tapering article (all other genera have either three or four articles, or about nine, plus a terminal one) and is unusual in lacking a uropodal exopod. Halearcturus has unique complex ornamentation; it lacks both a strong medial posterior spine and a pair of prominent sublateral spines on the pleotelson, typical of other antarcturids. The genus has a single species from south-eastern Australia. A key to genera of Antarcturidae is presented.

Citation

Poore, G.C.B., 2015. Halearcturus, a new genus of Antarcturidae Poore, 2001 (Crustacea: Isopoda: Valvifera) with a key to genera of the family. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 73: 13-18. http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2015.73.02

PUBLICATION DATE: 17 JUNE 2015

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