Gnathia grutterae Ferreira, Smit and Davies, 2010

Svavarsson, Jörundur & Bruce, Niel L., 2019, New gnathiid isopod crustaceans (Cymothoida) from Heron Island and Wistari Reef, southern Great Barrier Reef, Zootaxa 4609 (1), pp. 31-67: 62-63

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4609.1.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:68F78949-4006-424B-8CA4-432CD2955264

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0397FC60-FFDC-4447-9B83-F8CAFBC3FD91

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Plazi

scientific name

Gnathia grutterae Ferreira, Smit and Davies, 2010
status

 

Gnathia grutterae Ferreira, Smit and Davies, 2010 

( Fig. 26A, BView FIGURE 26)

Gnathia grutterae Ferreira, Smit & Davies, 2010: 41  , figs 1–3.

Material examined. 6 ♂ (2.6–2.8 mm), Heron Island–Wistari Reef channel, 23.4520°S, 151.9078°E, 30 August 1979, 20 m, coll. N.L. Bruce ( MTQ W10694View Materials, 1 ♂ UI 2017.1)GoogleMaps  . ♂ (3.0 mm), Heron Island , “The Patches”, mid- channel, 23°26.469’S, 151°53.697’E, 28 November 2009, samples generally silty, rubble, 18 m, CReefs stn HI09- 123C, coll. K. Schnabel and CReefs party ( MTQ W31669View Materials)GoogleMaps  . ♂ (3.5 mm), Sykes Reef , 23°25.929’S, 152°02.924’E, 18 November 2009, 26 m, CReefs stn HI09-047, coll. S. Smith and A. Anderson ( MTQ W31663View Materials)GoogleMaps  . ♂ (3.0 mm), “ The Patches ”, 23°26.469’S, 151°53.697’E, 28 November 2009, 16– 18 m, CReefs stn HI09-123E, coll. K. Schnabel & CReefs party ( MTQ W31670View Materials)GoogleMaps  .

Remarks. Gnathia grutterae Ferreira, Smit & Davies, 2010  was reported from seven host fish species of the families Balistidae  , Labridae  and Tetraodontidae  collected at Lizard Island ( Ferreira et al. 2010). The present specimens were collected from dead coral and coral rubble. The specimens from Heron Island are very similar to the type material, but the major frontolateral processes are laterally slightly crenulated ( Fig. 26A, BView FIGURE 26), more than seen in the type specimens (figs 1 and 6 in Ferreira et al. 2010).

Distribution. Lizard Island, Heron Island, Queensland; at depths of 16 to 26 m.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Isopoda

Family

Gnathiidae

Genus

Gnathia

Loc

Gnathia grutterae Ferreira, Smit and Davies, 2010

Svavarsson, Jörundur & Bruce, Niel L. 2019

2019
Loc

Gnathia grutterae

Ferreira, M. L. & Smit, N. J. & Davies, A. J. 2010: 41