A new species of Halacarsantia Wolff, 1989 (Crustacea, Isopoda, Asellota, Santiidae) from Wistari Reef, southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Shimomura, Michitaka, and Bruce, Niel (2012) A new species of Halacarsantia Wolff, 1989 (Crustacea, Isopoda, Asellota, Santiidae) from Wistari Reef, southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia. ZooKeys, 173. pp. 1-9.

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Abstract

Halacarsantia acuta sp. n. is described from Wistari Reef, Capricorn Group, southern Great Barrier Reef, the first record of the genus from Australia. The new species differs from its congeners in having antenna flagellum composed of 8 articles; epipod apically acute, without setae, broad maxilliped endite and pereopod 1 basis with a short projection. A key to species of the genus is provided.

Item ID: 24981
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1313-2970
Keywords: Isopoda, Santiidae, Halacarsantia, coral reefs, eastern Australia
Funders: BHP Billiton, Great Barrier Reef Foundation, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2013 00:35
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060301 Animal Systematics and Taxonomy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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