Yhi yindi, a New Genus and Species of Paracalliopiidae (Crustacea: Amphipoda) from the Great Barrier Reef
Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria
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.
J. L. Barnard and James Darwin Thomas. 1991. Yhi yindi, a New Genus and Species of Paracalliopiidae (Crustacea: Amphipoda) from the Great Barrier Reef .Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria , (2) : 283 -289. https://nsuworks.nova.edu/occ_facarticles/612.