Saturday, April 5, 2014

[Invertebrate • 2014] Floresorchestia samroiyodensis • A New Species of Landhopper (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Talitridae) from Thailand

Figure 2. Live Floresorchestia samroiyodensis sp. n. in their natural habitat
photo: Komson Hongphattharakeeree.

A new species of landhopper from Thailand is described. Its main diagnostic features are its large eyes; antenna 1 short; antenna 2 slender; maxilliped palp article 4 reduced, button-shaped; mandible right lacinia mobilis 6-dentate; gnathopod 1 subchelate with palmate lobes on the carpus and propodus; gnathopod 2 subchelate; pereopods cuspidac-tylate, with dactylus of pereopod 4 thickened and pinched; epimera 2-3 with stridulating organ just above ventral margins; uropod 1 outer ramus with a row of 3-4 robust setae; telson apically incised.

Key Words: Amphipoda, Talitridae, Thailand, new species, Floresorchestia samroiyodensis, taxonomy

B A R Azman, K Wongkamhaeng, P Dumrongrojwattana. 2014. Description of Floresorchestia samroiyodensis, A New Species of Landhopper (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Talitridae) from Thailand. Zoosystematics and Evolution. 90(1):7-19. DOI: