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The Amphipoda of Southern Africa: 4. The Gammaridea and Caprellidea of Cape Province east of Cape Agulhas
Griffiths, C.L. (1974). The Amphipoda of Southern Africa: 4. The Gammaridea and Caprellidea of Cape Province east of Cape Agulhas. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 65(9): 251-336
In: Annals of the South African Museum. South African Museum: Cape Town. ISSN 0303-2515, more
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  • Griffiths, C.L.

Abstract
    An account is presented of the known gammaridean and caprellid amphipod fauna of the Cape Province of South Africa east of 20°E (Cape Agulhas). The vast majority of the records has been derived from the extensive estuarine, littoral and benthic collections amassed by the University of Cape Town Ecological Survey, and with these have been incorporated all previous records from the literature. The collections total in excess of 12000 individuals and from these 173 species have been recognized. Fourteen of the species and two genera are presented here as new to science. These are Dikwa acrania n. gen., n. sp. (Acanthonotozomatidae); Ampelisca acris n. sp.; Colomastix keiskama n. sp.; Concholestes armatus n. sp.; Neomicrodeutopus nyala n. sp.; Cunicus profundus n. gen., n. sp. (Haustoriidae); Urothoe platypoda n. sp.; Parajassa chikoa n. sp.; Liljeborgia palmata n. sp.; Listriella sinuosa n. sp. ; Lepidepecreum twalae n. sp.; Uristes sulcus n. sp.; Westwoodilla manta n. sp. and Parametopa grandimana n. sp. In addition two species, Stomacontion prionoplax Monod and Podocerus hystrix Stebbing, are recorded for the first time from southern Africa. A fusion of the Lysianassid genera Stomacontion and Acontiostoma is advocated.

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