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Zootaxa. 2015 Mar 17;3935:1-68. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3935.1.1.

The tropical talitrid genus Floresorchestia (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Talitridae).

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1
Australian Museum Research Institute, 6 College Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2010, Australia.; Email: jim.lowry@austmus.gov.au.
2
Australian Museum Research Institute, 6 College Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2010, Australia.; Email: roger.springthorpe@gmail.com.

Abstract

Floresorchestia floresiana (Weber, 1892) from Flores, F. anomala (Chevreux, 1901) from the Seychelles, F. malayensis (Tattersall, 1922) from Singapore and F. thienemanni (Schellenberg, 1931) from Java are redescribed based on original type material or newly collected material from near the type locality. Nine new species are described, in the widespread Indo-West Pacific and Caribbean talitrid genus Floresorchestia: F. andrevo sp. nov. and F. itampolo sp. nov. from Madagascar; F. kalili sp. nov. from the Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea; F. laurenae sp. nov. from Timor-Leste; F. oluanpi sp. nov. from southern Taiwan; F. papeari sp. nov. from Tahiti; F. serejoae sp. nov. from far north Queensland, Australia; F. seringat sp. nov. from Singapore; and F. yap sp. nov. from Micronesia; plus Floresorchestia sp. 1 from Hainan Island, South China Sea, Floresorchestia sp. 2 from Kilakarai and other sites in south-eastern India and Floresorchestia sp. 3 from Phuket Island, Thailand. Floresorchestia contains 28 species. In this paper all are catalogued and diagnosed.

PMID:
25781854
DOI:
10.11646/zootaxa.3935.1.1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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