Paragrubia Chevreux, 1901, Chevreux, 1901

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: 70-71

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Paragrubia Chevreux, 1901


Paragrubia Chevreux, 1901  

Paragrubia Chevreux, 1901: 426   .—Poore & Lowry, 1997: 902.

Type species. Paragrubia vorax Chevreux, 1901   , by monotypy.

Diagnosis. Antenna 1 accessory flagellum single or multi-articulate. Epistome and upper lip directed straight down, 90 degrees to the ventral margin of the head. Mandible molar well developed; palp 3 -articulate. Lower lip notched. Gnathopod 1 stout or robust; larger than or subequal to gnathopod 2 in males; coxa 1 ventral margin straight or produced forward; palm subacute. Gnathopod 2 subchelate. Pereopods 5–7 simple or weakly prehensile. Uropod 1 reaching to the apices of the rami of uropod 2 (in situ); peduncle with long and acute distoventral spine. Uropod 3 rami broad; outer ramus with 1 largeand 1 small or 2 small recurved distal robust setae. Telson trapezoidal to subovate, telsonic cusps small.

Remarks. See Introduction.

Species composition. Paragrubia apoorei   sp. nov.; P. cassini   sp. nov.; P. dongara   sp. nov.; P. dwyeri   sp. nov.; P. edgari Peart   in Hughes & Lowry, 2009; P. mahafalensis (Ledoyer, 1967)   comb. nov.; P. latipoda Ren, 2001   ; P. pilipes (Ledoyer, 1984)   comb. nov. and P. vorax Chevreux, 1901   .