Ampithoe kuala Myers, 1985, Myers, 1985

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: 9

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Ampithoe kuala Myers, 1985
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Ampithoe kuala Myers, 1985  

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Ampithoe kuala Myers, 1985: 21   –27, fig. 16.—Myers, 1995: 38.

Type locality. Nukumbutho reef, Viti Levu, Fiji.

Material examined. Queensland: 1 male, 8.0 mm, dissected, 3 slides, AM P. 90106, Number One Reef, Katai Nab, north of Horn Island, Torres Strait (10 ° 32.502 ’S 142 ° 10.259 ’E), 6 m, submerged rope fibre caught on reef, encrusted with red epiphytic algae on tips, 28 September 2006, coll. J.K. Lowry and L.E. Hughes (QLD 1846); 3 specimens, AM P. 90107, Number One Reef, Katai Nab, north of Horn Island, Torres Strait (10 ° 32.502 ’S 142 ° 10.259 ’E), 6 m, submerged rope fibre caught on reef, encrusted with red epiphytic algae on tips, 28 September 2006, coll. J.K. Lowry and L.E. Hughes (QLD 1846).

Northern Territory: 7 specimens, AM P. 78221, northwest end, McCluer Island, Cobourg Peninsula (11 °02’S 132 ° 58 ’E), 6 m, bommies, brown algae on top of reef, 16 October 1982, coll. J.K. Lowry (NT 48).

Remarks. Previously known from the South Pacific; these additional records place A. kuala   along the tropical north coast of Australia.

Distribution. Australia. Queensland: Torres Strait (current study). Northern Territory: McCluer Island, Cobourg Peninsula (current study). Fiji (Myers 1985). Kosrae (Myers 1995).