Title

Kamaka taditadi, a New Marine Species from Papua New Guinea (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Corophioidea)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1991

Publication Title

Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria

ISSN

0814-1827

Volume

52

Issue/No.

2

First Page

311

Last Page

318

Abstract

Kamaka taditadi is a new marine species of a genus heretofore found in fresh and brackish waters of Japan, eastern Siberia and Vietnam. Our species was found in almost fully saline seawater in an embayment near Madang, Papua New Guinea. The new species differs from the three previously known species in the thick male antenna 2 and the odd eusirid form of male gnathopod 2; it also is characterized, but not necessarily uniquely, in the short coxae 2- 7, sparsity of spines on uropods 1- 2, broad apex of mandibular palp and weak merus of pereopods 3-4.

Additional Comments

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

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