A review of the hyperiidean amphipod family Cystisomatidae Willemöes-Suhm, 1875 (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Hyperiidea)

  title={A review of the hyperiidean amphipod family Cystisomatidae Willem{\"o}es-Suhm, 1875 (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Hyperiidea)},
  author={W. Zeidler},
  • W. Zeidler
  • Published 2003
  • Biology
  • Zootaxa
  • A taxonomic review of the hyperiidean amphipod family Cystisomatidae is presented, based on material held by most of the major museums in the world. A new superfamily, Cystisomatoidea, is proposed to accommodate the family Cystisomatidae, based on the unique method of brooding the young, the remnant second antennae in both sexes, and other minor characters inconsistent with the superfamily Vibilioidea in which it was placed previously. The family is currently monogeneric and six species of… CONTINUE READING
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