Title

Yhi yindi, a New Genus and Species of Paracalliopiidae (Crustacea: Amphipoda) from the Great Barrier Reef

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1991

Publication Title

Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria

ISSN

0814-1827

Volume

52

Issue/No.

2

First Page

283

Last Page

289

Abstract

The new genus and species, Yhi yindi was found in 4 m on coraI-algal sand at Orpheus Island on the Great Barrier Reef. The genus differs from others in the family in the loss of carpal lobes on the gnathopods of both sexes, the strongly reduced male gnathopod 2 and reduced spination on the outer plate of the maxilliped. The antennae are unusually elongate and articles 2-3 of antenna I are as long as article 1, found otherwise only in Doowia which has short antenna I and fused eyes. Unlike Paracalliope and Indocalliope this genus plus Katocalliope and Doowia are characterized by fossorial pereopods 3-6.

Additional Comments

National Geographic Society grant #: 3723-87; NSF grant #s: BSR-8515186, BSR-8915688

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