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A new species of Syscenus Harger, 1880 (Crustacea: Isopoda: Aegidae) from eastern Australia, with a revised diagnosis of the genus

Niel L. Bruce
1997 Records of the Australian Museum  
Syscenus springthorpei n.sp. is described from a single specimen taken from the southeastern Australian coast at a depth of about 500 m. This species is characterised by a sub-acute pleotelson apex, uropods that do not extend beyond the posterior margin of the pleotelson and a short antennal flagellum that does not extend beyond pereonite 3. A revised diagnosis of the genus and an annotated list of the known species is presented. Type species. Syscenus infelix Harger, 1880, by monotypy. Gender
more » ... y monotypy. Gender neuter.
doi:10.3853/j.0067-1975.49.1997.1261 fatcat:qtl575umizd7visi7lck5xdiau