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The deep-sea lysianassoid genus Eurythenes (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Eurytheneidae n. fam.)

Helen E. STODDART & James K. LOWRY

en Zoosystema 26 (3) - Pages 425-468

Published on 30 September 2004

Eurythenes gryllus is redescribed based on the holotype of Gammarus gryllus Lichtenstein in Mandt, 1822; the holotype of Lysianassa magellanica H. Milne Edwards, 1848; and one of the specimens used by Lilljeborg (1865a) when establishing the genus Eurythenes. Eurythenes obesus (Chevreux, 1905), is redescribed and a neotype is established. New material of E. gryllus and E. obesus is recorded from Australasian waters. Eurythenes thurstoni n. sp. is described and Eurytheneidae n. fam. is established for this genus within the Lysianassoidea.

Keywords :

Crustacea, Amphipoda, Eurytheneidae n. fam., Eurythenes, deep-sea, new family, new species.

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