New Leptocheliidae (Crustacea: Tanaidacea: Tanaidomorpha) from Australian seagrass and macro-algal habitats, and a redescription of the poorly-known Leptochelia ignota from Sydney Harbour

  title={New Leptocheliidae (Crustacea: Tanaidacea: Tanaidomorpha) from Australian seagrass and macro-algal habitats, and a redescription of the poorly-known Leptochelia ignota from Sydney Harbour},
  author={G. Edgar},
Australia possesses a rich fauna of leptocheliid tanaidaceans (Crustacea: Tanaidacea: Leptocheliidae), including manyspecies that currently remain undescribed. As an addition to the 13 leptocheliid species known to date from Australianwaters, a new genus (Poorea n. gen.) and five new species collected from shallow macrophyte habitats are diagnosed(Parakonarus robertsoni n. sp., Leptochelia evansi n. sp., Leptochelia gadgeti n. sp., Poorea wrighti n. sp. and Poorea johannesi n. sp.). Leptochelia… Expand
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