Amaryllidinae, Lowry & Stoddart, 2002

Lowry, J. K. & Stoddart, H. E., 2002, The Amaryllididae of Australia (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Lysianassoidea), Records of the Australian Museum 54, pp. 129-214: 132

publication ID


persistent identifier

treatment provided by


scientific name



Amaryllidinae   n.subfam.

Diagnosis. Mouthpart bundle subconical or conical. Gnathopod 1 propodus without robust setae along posterior margin. Epimeron 3 without a notch or with notch slightly or well above posteroventral corner.

Type genus. Amaryllis Haswell, 1879   .

Generic composition. The subfamily contains four genera: Amaryllis Haswell, 1879   ; Bamarooka   n.gen.; Erikus Lowry & Stoddart, 1987   ; and Wonga   n.gen.

Remarks. The amaryllidines are found in shallow temperate and tropical seas of the southern hemisphere. The largest diversity of genera and species is currently known from Australian waters, but the African and South American faunas have not been adequately described.