Mallacoota capricornia Lowry & Hughes, 2009

HUGHES, L. E., 2011, New species of Hoho, Mallacoota and Parelasmopus (Maeridae: Amphipoda) from Australian waters, Zootaxa 2955 (1), pp. 1-79: 42

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.2955.1.1

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5460444

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/7D26A779-EB70-4065-FF64-D7C8FEA56DA4

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Felipe

scientific name

Mallacoota capricornia Lowry & Hughes, 2009
status

 

Mallacoota capricornia Lowry & Hughes, 2009  

Mallacoota insignis   . — Myers, 1985: 117, figs 93, 94. — Ledoyer, 1984: 552, fig. 210 (in part).

Mallacoota capricornia Lowry & Hughes, 2009: 673–676   View Cited Treatment , figs. 17–18.

Type locality. Picnic Beach , Palfrey Island, Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia (14°41'41"S 145°26'53"E) GoogleMaps   .

Material examined. Cocos (Keeling) Islands: 16 specimens, AM   P.81813, ‘ Rose Wall’ dive site, near Horsburgh Island (12°05'45"S 96°50'32"E), 11 m, rubble with calcareous green algae Halimeda sp.   , 12 October 2008, coll. L.E. Hughes ( MI WA 830) GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, 2 juveniles, AM   P.81815, Rumah Baru , West Island (12°09'23"S 96°49'42"E), 1 m, mooring rope scrapping, 8 October 2008, coll. J.K. Lowry and K.B. Attwood ( MI WA 792) GoogleMaps   ; 2 males, AM   P.81814, off West Island Jetty (12°05'15"S 96°50'14"E), 1.5 m, rubble, 14 October 2008, coll. L.E. Hughes ( MI WA 843) GoogleMaps   ; 11 specimens, AM   P.81816, off West Island Jetty (12°05'15"S 96°50'14"E), 0 m, floating brown algal wrack Turbinaria sp.   , 14 October 2008, coll. L.E. Hughes ( MI WA 844) GoogleMaps   .

Western Australia: 4 males, 2 females, NTM Cr 16972, Bedout Island, north of Port Headland (19°35’S 119°05’E) GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, 2 females, AM P.79325, inshore limestone reef off Neds Camp, Cape Range National Park (21°59'S 113°59'E), 1.5 m, "crinkly" brown alga, 2 January 1984, coll. R. T. Springthorpe ( WA 379) GoogleMaps   .

Norfolk Island: 1 male, 11 females, NTM   Cr 16973, Emily Bay, 18 April 1984 ( NTM 1671 View Materials )   ; 1 male, 1 female, AM   P.81467, Emily Bay (29°03'36"S 167°57'12"E), 3.8 m, green algae Caulerpa racemosa   , 20 May 2008, coll. L.E. Hughes, MV GoogleMaps   Jenny ( MI NFK 80)   ; 1 male, AM   P.81469, Slaughter Bay , Kingston (29°03'S 167°57'E), 4 m, sand, 12 May 2008, coll. R. T GoogleMaps   . Springthorpe , MV   Jenny ( MI NFK 3)   ; 13 specimens, AM   P.81466, Slaughter Bay , Kingston (29°03'30"S 167°57’E), 4 m, mixed algae, 12 May 2008, coll. L.E. Hughes, MV GoogleMaps   Jenny ( MI NFK 4); 10+ specimens, AM   P.81471, Swiss Cheese Reef (29°00'22"S 167°56'50"E), 15 m, large pieces of rubble with tufted algae from vertical surface, 19 May 2008, coll. J.K. Lowry, MV GoogleMaps   Jenny ( MI NFK 77)   ; 7 specimens, AM   P.81468, near Anson Point , Gun Club Reef (29°00'25"S 167°54'45"E), 10 m, algae over coral, airlift on scuba, 17 May 2008, coll. R. T GoogleMaps   . Springthorpe , MV   Jenny ( MI NFK 64)   ; 13 specimens, AM   P.81473, Fig Valley Reef (29°03'20"S 167°55'44"E), 18.7 m, red coralline algae Amphiora anceps and other mixed red algae, 19 May 2008, coll. L.E. Hughes, MV GoogleMaps   Jenny ( MI NFK 71)   ; 12 specimens, AM   P.81474, Nepean Island , ' The Wall' dive site, Nepean Island (29°04'18"S 167°57'41"E), 10 m, green calcareous algae Halimeda sp.   and other small green algae, 15 May 2008, coll. J.K. Lowry, MV GoogleMaps   Jenny ( MI NFK 42)   ; 10 specimens, AM   P.81465, ' The Wall' dive site, Nepean Island (29°04'18"S 167°57'41"E), 10 m, tufted red and brown algae, 15 May 2008, coll. J.K. Lowry, MV GoogleMaps   Jenny ( MI NFK 43)   ; 8 specimens, AM   P.81464, east of Sail Rock , Phillip Island (29°06'55"S 167°57'31"E), 13 m, under stones, airlift on scuba, 14 May 2008, coll. R. T GoogleMaps   . Springthorpe , MV   Jenny ( MI NFK 22)   .

Remarks. These new records of M. capricornia   from Norfolk Island, Western Australia and Christmas Island extend its geographic range to the Tasman Sea and the east Indian Ocean. Material examined here is consistent in the presence of the small post palmar tooth on the male gnathopod 2 propodus and the degree of broadening in the pereopods 5–7 merus and carpus. These species level characters distinguish M. capricornia   from its sister taxon M. insignis   .

Distribution. Australia. Tasman Sea: Norfolk Island; Nepean Island; Philip Island (current study).Queensland: Lizard Island; One Tree Island ( Lowry & Hughes 2009). Western Australia: Cape Range; Bedout Island (current study). Indian Ocean. Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Christmas Island (current study). Fiji ( Myers 1985). New Caledonia ( Ledoyer 1984).

AM

Australian Museum

MI

Università degli Studi di Milano

NTM

Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

MV

University of Montana Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Amphipoda

Family

Maeridae

Genus

Mallacoota

Loc

Mallacoota capricornia Lowry & Hughes, 2009

HUGHES, L. E. 2011
2011
Loc

Mallacoota capricornia

Lowry, J. K. & Hughes, L. E. 2009: 676
2009
Loc

Mallacoota insignis

Myers, A. A. 1985: 117
Ledoyer, M. 1984: 552
1985