Title

Transformation of the Leucothoides Morph to the Anamixis Morph (Amphipoda)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1983

Publication Title

Journal of Crustacean Biology

ISSN

0278-0372

Volume

3

Issue/No.

1

First Page

154

Last Page

158

Abstract

Males of Leucothoides pottsi transform into males of Anamixis hanseni in one ecdysis, during which some of the mouthparts degenerate and in which gnathopod 2 changes from a small appendage to a giant form. Leucothoides is therefore a junior synonym of Anamixis. The families Leucothoidae (which continues to comprise Leucothoe and similar genera) and Anamixidae are, however, maintained separately by redefining Anamixidae on the basis of reductions in coxa 1 and the mandibular palp, and de-emphasizing the formerly important overall reductions in mandibles and maxillae of adult male Anamixis.

Comments

©1983 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands

Additional Comments

NSF grant #: DEB-81-21128

DOI

10.2307/1547860

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