Ampithoe

Hughes, Lauren E. & Peart, Rachael A., 2013, New species and new records of Ampithoidae (Peracarida: Amphipoda) from Australian Waters, Zootaxa 3719 (1), pp. 1-102: 19-20

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Ampithoe
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Ampithoe   cf ramondi Audouin, 1826  

Material examined. Norfolk Island: Male, 10.6 mm, dissected, 4 slides, AM P. 90276, near Anson Point, Gun Club reef (29 °00’ 25 ”S 167 ° 54 ’ 45 ”E), 18 m, coral rubble and green algae Halimeda   sp. from reef, 17 May 2008, coll. R.T. Springthorpe (MI NFK 63); 5 specimens, AM P. 81567, near Anson Point, Gun Club Reef (29 °00’ 25 ”S 167 ° 54 ’ 45 ”E), 18 m, coral rubble and green algae Halimeda   sp. from reef, 17 May 2008, coll. R.T. Springthorpe (MI NFK 63); 1 specimen, AM P. 81564, Duncombe Bay (29 °03’ 30 ”S 167 ° 57 ’ 13 ”E), 15 m, broad leaf brown algae on stones and coralline or polychaete tubes, 13 May 2008, coll. J.K. Lowry (MI NFK 13); 12 specimens, AM P. 81565, Duncombe Bay (29 °03’ 30 ”S 167 ° 57 ’ 13 ”E), 16 m, rock wall, encrusting bryozoans, algae, coral, 13 May 2008, coll. R.T. Springthorpe (MI NFK 18); 4 specimens, AM P. 81566, Phillip Island, east of Sail Rock (29 °06’ 55 ”S 167 ° 57 ’ 31 ”E), 13 m, low turfing brown algae, 14 May 2008, coll. L.E. Hughes (MI NFK 26).

Remarks. Material attributed to A. cf ramondi   , A. rachanoi Peart, 2002   and A. rosema Peart, 2007   b are part of the A. ramondi   complex, a grouping that requires further study (Myers 2012). This species is cited throughout the Indo-Pacific region and where illustrated, material shows morphological character variation which requires further investigation. A full analysis of this complex across its presently reported geographic range is beyond the scope of this study.

Distribution. Currently regarded as cosmopolitan. Tasman Sea: Norfolk Island (current study).