Figorella tasmanica Lowry, 1984

Lowry, J. K. & Stoddart, H. E., 2012, The Pachynidae fam. nov. (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Lysianassoidea) 3246, Zootaxa 3246 (1), pp. 1-69: 31

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Figorella tasmanica Lowry, 1984


Figorella tasmanica Lowry, 1984  

Figorella tasmanica Lowry, 1984: 86   , figs 28–30. ― Barnard & Karaman, 1991: 487. ― Lowry & Stoddart, 1994: 158. ― Springthorpe & Lowry, 1994: 33. ― Lowry & Stoddart, 2003: 166.

Material examined. 2 specimens, MV J62419 View Materials , 54   km east-south-east of Nowra , New South Wales, Australia, 34°52.72'S 151°15.04'E, 996 m, mud, fine sand and fine shell, epibenthic sled, 22 October 1988, G.C.B. Poore et al., RV GoogleMaps   Franklin, stn SLOPE 53   .

Diagnostic description. Head lateral cephalic lobe large, narrowly rounded; ventral margin curved. Antenna 1 peduncular article 1 without posterodistal spine; accessory flagellum 2-articulate, article 1 short; flagellum without callynophore in female, [male not known]. Mandible lacinia mobilis a simple robust seta; lamina dentata absent; accessory setal row present, not on raised setose ridge; molar absent; palp attached slightly distally; palp article 2 broad, shorter than article 3; article 3 not distally tapered, with anterior margin convex. Maxilla 1 outer plate with 10 setal-teeth in 5/5 arrangement, one outer row setal-tooth with medial cusps; palp well developed, 2-articulate, with apical slender seta. Maxilliped inner plate small; outer plate large; palp 4-articulate, article 4 large. Gnathopod 1 chelate; ischium smaller than propodus, not swollen posteroproximally; carpus extremely compressed; propodus length about 1.7 × breadth, posterior margin well developed, posterodistal corner of palm not attenuated, corner of palm with simple robust seta; dactylus reaching to corner of palm. Gnathopod 2 palm large, acute. Pereonite 4 without dorsal spines. Pereonite 5 without dorsal spines. Pereopod 5 merus without posteroproximal shoulder. Pereopod 6 basis with posteroventral lobe weakly produced; merus as broad as long, with posteroproximal shoulder. Pereopod 7 basis subovate with posterior margin smooth. Oostegites from gnathopod 2 to pereopod 5. Epimeron 3 posterior margin without projections, posteroventral corner broadly rounded. Uropod 3 biramous, inner ramus just reaching base of article 2 of outer ramus. Telson   as long as broad, entire.

Distribution. South-eastern Australia, New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands, western South Pacific Ocean; 595–1630 m depth.


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Figorella tasmanica Lowry, 1984

Lowry, J. K. & Stoddart, H. E. 2012

Figorella tasmanica

Lowry, J. K. & Stoddart, H. E. 2003: 166
Lowry, J. K. & Stoddart, H. E. 1994: 158
Springthorpe, R. T. & Lowry, J. K. 1994: 33
Barnard, J. L. & Karaman, G. S. 1991: 487
Lowry, J. K. 1984: 86