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The systematics of some Red Sea Isopoda (Family Cirolanidae) with descriptions of two new species


  • *Department of Zoology, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4067


Eurydice inermis Hansen, Cirolana corrugis Jones and C. theleceps Barnard are recorded for the first time from the Red Sea. The range of E. arabica Jones is extended to the Northern Red Sea, Cirolana rotunda sp. nov. and C. fishelsoni sp. nov. are described and C. anadema Glynn is shown to be a synonym of C. theleceps Barnard. Their distribution is discussed and a table of all cirolanids known from the Red Sea is included. One species, C. fishelsoni, is also known from the Mediterranean.

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