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Commensal Leucothoidae (Crustacea, Amphipoda) of the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. Part III: coral rubble-dwellers

Author(s): Kristine White | James Reimer

Journal: ZooKeys
ISSN 1313-2989

Volume: 173;
Start page: 11;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Leucothoidae | Ryukyus | Okinawa | Japan | new species | commensal | Anamixis sentan | Leucothoe akaisen | Leucothoe akuma | Leucothoe chiisainame | Leucothoe enko | Leucothoe kebukai | Paranamixis misakiensis

Commensal leucothoid amphipods have been collected from coral rubble samples throughout the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. Seven new species are described in two genera with valuable location data. A new locality is presented for Paranamixis misakiensis Thomas, 1997. An identification key to all described Leucothoidae of the Ryukyu Archipelago is provided.
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