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The Amphipoda of Southern Africa: 3. The Gammaridea and Caprellidea of Natal
Griffiths, C.L. (1974). The Amphipoda of Southern Africa: 3. The Gammaridea and Caprellidea of Natal. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 62(7): 209-264
In: Annals of the South African Museum. South African Museum: Cape Town. ISSN 0303-2515, more
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  • Griffiths, C.L.

    Data from the considerable collections amassed by the University of Cape Town Ecological Survey and the National Institute for Water Research have been incorporated with the records of previous authors in listing the known gammaridean and caprellid amphipod fauna of Natal. A total of 115 species is recognized from the area. Of these six species and one genus are described as new to science, namely Microdeutopus thumbellinus n. sp., Unciolella spinosa n. sp., Ceradocus natalensis n. sp., Urothoe coxalis n. sp., Urothoe tumorosa, n. sp., and Chaka leoni n. gen., n, sp., (Phtisicidae). In addition two existing species, Gammaropsis imminens K. H. Barnard and Gammaropsis semidentatus K. H. Barnard are synonymized with Gammaropsis atlantica Stebbing and Gammaropsis holmesi Stebbing respectively. References to and distributions for each species are given, as well as brief diagnoses of those species not previously described in Parts 1 and 2 of this series.

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