Ochlesis alii J.L. Barnard, 1970, J. L. Barnard, 1970

Coleman, Charles Oliver, 2009, Ochlesidae *, Zootaxa 2260 (1), pp. 741-745: 742-745

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http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.2260.1.39

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E487AC-FFF3-D535-CB8F-03151BD15DD5

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scientific name

Ochlesis alii J.L. Barnard, 1970
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Ochlesis alii J.L. Barnard, 1970  

( Figs 1 View FIGURE 1 , 2 View FIGURE 2 , Pl. 5A, B)

Ochlesis alii J.L. Barnard, 1970: 220   , figs 144–145. ―J.L. Barnard, 1971: 105, fig. 53.

Material examined. 2 unsexed, AM P78872 View Materials ( JDT / LIZ 14); 2 males, AM P78873 View Materials ( JDT / OPH 2)   ; 1 juvenile female, 1 male, AM P71480 View Materials ( QLD 1823); male, 2.0 mm, female, 3.1 mm, AM P70899 View Materials ( QLD 1687)   ; 1 male, AM P70906 View Materials ( QLD 1687)   ; 1 female, AM P70833 View Materials ( QLD 1687)   .

Type locality. Off Ewa Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, North Pacific Ocean (~ 21°19’N 158°0’W) with Pocillopora   and bryozoans GoogleMaps   .

Description. Based on male, 2.0 mm, AM P70899 View Materials .

Head. Head laterocephalic margin with an acute spine, lateroventral corner narrowly rounded; rostrum normal. Antenna 1 peduncular article 1 with posterodistal spine, spine shorter than peduncular article 2; peduncular article 2 short, about 1.11 x as long as broad, with posterodistal spine, spine much longer than peduncular article 3; peduncular article 3 posterior margin not deeply telescoped into article 2. Antenna 2 longer than peduncular article 1 of antenna 1; peduncular article 4 posterodistal spine present, spine longer than half length of article 5. Mandible molar reduced, triturating. Maxilla 1 palp reduced, 1–articulate, with a short apical seta. Maxilliped palp absent.

Pereon. Pereon with sharply raised carina forming a dorsal keel. Pereonite 1 enlarged, longer than pereonite 2. Pereonite 7 with a small apically acute dorsodistal spine. Gnathopod 1 coxa curved anteriorly, distally rounded; carpus not elongate, less than 2 x propodus length. Gnathopod 2 coxa distally subacute to acute, anteroproximal margin straight; carpus distal lobe shorter or equal to half the propodus length. Pereopod 3 coxa distally rounded, anteroproximal margin straight to weakly produced. Pereopod 4 coxa distal margin subacute, anteroproximal margin straight to weakly produced. Pereopod 5 coxa not anteriorly produced, anterior margin truncated, straight, posterodistal corner subquadrate. Pereopod 6 coxa posterodistal corner subquadrate. Pereopod 7 coxa subequal in length to coxa 6.

Pleon. Pleonite 1 with small apically subquadate dorsodistal carina. Pleonite 2 with a small apically rounded dorsodistal carina. Pleonite 3 with a shallow apically rounded mid-dorsal carina. Epimeron 1 posteroventral corner rounded. Epimeron 2 posteroventral corner subquadrate to rounded. Epimeron 3 posteromedian corner acute, posteroventral margin not excavate, ventral margin broadly rounded. Uropod 3 biramous. Telson medium length, 1.8 x as long as wide, apically acute.

Female (sexually dimorphic characters). Based on female, 3.1 mm, AM P70899 View Materials . Antenna 1 peduncular article 2 long, about 1.25 x as long as broad. Gnathopod 2 coxa distally rounded, anteroproximal margin produced. Pereopod 3 coxa distally obliquely truncated, anteroproximal margin strongly produced. Pereopod 4 coxa distal margin rounded or subacute, anteroproximal margin strongly produced. Pereopod 5 coxa anteriorly produced, tapering, distally subacute, posterodistal corner broadly rounded. Pereopod 6 coxa posterodistal corner broadly rounded. Epimeron 1 posteroventral corner subquadrate.

Habitat. Shallow reef flat and in channel between outer barrier reefs, amongst rubble and mixed coralline algae and epiphytes.

Remarks. The examined material from Lizard Island and Orpheus Island is very similar to Ochlesis alii J.L. Barnard, 1970   , described from Hawaii. Even the coloured patches on the dorsal keel, the bands on the appendages and the coloured tips of antenna 1 and 2, illustrated by J.L. Barnard (1970, 1971), can be found on the Australian material. There are only a few differences in this material compared with J.L. Barnard's (1970) description: the angle of the laterocephalic process is smaller and thus more acute; the processes on the peduncular articles 1 and 2 of antenna 1 and of peduncular article 4 of antenna 2 are longer and the telson is narrower.

Distribution. Australia. Queensland: Lizard Island, Orpheus Island (current study). USA. Hawaii: Oahu

(J.L. Barnard 1970).

AM

Australian Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Amphipoda

Family

Ochlesidae

Genus

Ochlesis

Loc

Ochlesis alii J.L. Barnard, 1970

Coleman, Charles Oliver 2009
2009
Loc

Ochlesis alii J.L. Barnard, 1970: 220

Barnard, J. L. 1971: 105
Barnard, J. L. 1970: 220
1970