Two New species of Urothoe (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Gammaridea) from the East Johor Islands Archipelago, Malaysia

Azman Abdul Rahim, C. W H Melvin

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Abstract

Two new species of urothoid amphipods from Pulau Sibu and Pulau Tinggi, Johor are described and illustrated. Th e specimens of Urothoe sibuensis new species were collected by vertical haul plankton net and is distinctively different from other existing Urothoe species by these combination of special characters; similar gnathopods 1-2 with short and stout propodus expanded into poorly defi ned palms; large eyes and epimeron 3 smooth. Urothoe tinggiensis new species as collected using an airlift suction sampler at seagrass area is characterized by its diff erent gnathopodal configuration with setose dactylus of 5th pereopod; eyes minute; carpus is wider than merus in the 5th pereopod; subquadrate coxa 4; merus and carpus of pereopods 6-7 are linear.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-62
Number of pages20
JournalZooKeys
Volume87
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Amphipoda
  • Crustacea
  • East Johor Islands Archipelago
  • Urothoe sibuensis
  • Urothoe tinggiensis
  • Urothoidae

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  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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Two New species of Urothoe (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Gammaridea) from the East Johor Islands Archipelago, Malaysia. / Abdul Rahim, Azman; Melvin, C. W H.

In: ZooKeys, Vol. 87, 2011, p. 43-62.

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