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New gnathiid isopod crustaceans (Cymothoida) from Heron Island and Wistari Reef, southern Great Barrier Reef

Institute of Biology, University of Iceland, Sturlugata 7, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland and University of Iceland’s Research Centre at Suðurnes, 245 Sandgerði, Iceland.
Queensland Museum, Biodiversity & Geosciences Program, Queensland Museum, PO Box: 3300, South Brisbane BC, Queensland 4101, Australia; Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management and Water Research Group (Ecology), North West University, Potchefstroom 2520, South Africa.
Crustacea coral reefs Great Barrier Reef Coral Sea Isopoda Gnathiidae taxonomy


Eleven species including six new species of Gnathiidae (Crustacea, Isopoda, Cymothoida) are reported from the Heron Island and Wistari Reef, Capricorn Group, southern Great Barrier Reef: Elaphognathia queenslandica sp. nov., Gnathia acrorudus sp. nov., Gnathia capricornica sp. nov., Gnathia carinodenta sp. nov., Gnathia formosa sp. nov. and Gnathia glaucostega sp. nov. Gnathia cornuta Holdich & Harrison, 1980 and Gnathia grutterae Ferreira, Smit & Davies, 2010 are for the first time reported from Heron Island and new records from Heron Island are provided for Gnathia biorbis Holdich & Harrison, 1980, Gnathia variobranchia Holdich & Harrison, 1980, and Gnathia wistari Svavarsson & Bruce, 2012.



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