Taxonomy of the spring dwelling amphipod Synurella ambulans (Crustacea: Crangonyctidae) in West Russia: with notes on its distribution and ecology

Dmitry A. SIDOROV & Dmitry PALATOV

en European Journal of Taxonomy 2012 (23) - Pages 1-19 (EJT-23)

Published on 27 September 2012

This study deals with taxonomic problems of the semi-subterranean crangonyctid amphipod Synurella ambulans (F. Müller, 1846), well-known from various freshwater habitats in Europe. The taxonomy of the species S. ambulans and the generic diagnosis for the genus Synurella are revised. A new synonymy is proposed: Synurella ambulans (F. Müller, 1846) = Synurella ambulans meschtscherica Borutzky, 1929, syn. nov. The affinity with the related groups, distribution and ecology of the species are examined.

Keywords :

Amphipoda, Crangonyctidae, Synurella ambulans, stygophile, distribution, ecology, springs.

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