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On the presence of Thorella cobourgi Bruce, 1982 (Decapoda, Hippolytidae) in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea

De Grave, Sammy; Johnson, Magnus

Authors

Sammy De Grave



Abstract

The hippolytid genus Thorella Bruce, 1982 was described from specimens collected from Port Essington on the Cobourg Peninsula and a further location in Darwin, both in the Northern Territory (Australia), with Thorella cobourgi Bruce, 1982 as the only species in the genus. Although various authors have referred to the genus in compilations (e.g. Chace, 1997; Davie, 2002) or in generic level keys (e.g. Holthuis, 1993), the only specimens reported upon since the type description, are those in Bruce (1987) from East Point in Darwin Harbour, close to the type locality. Here we report on a single ovigerous female discovered during a biodiversity survey of the reefal environments in Eilat, Gulf of Aqaba, northern Red Sea. The specimen is deposited in the Zoological Collection of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, as OUMNH.ZC.2011-04-001.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 31, 2011
Journal Crustaceana
Print ISSN 0011-216X
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 84
Issue 9
Pages 1149 - 1151
APA6 Citation Johnson, M. (2011). On the presence of Thorella cobourgi Bruce, 1982 (Decapoda, Hippolytidae) in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea. Crustaceana, 84(9), 1149 - 1151. https://doi.org/10.1163/001121611X584280
DOI https://doi.org/10.1163/001121611X584280
Keywords decapod biodiversity biogeography
Publisher URL https://brill.com/view/journals/cr/84/9/article-p1149_12.xml?lang=en