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Protorchestia Bousfield, 1982

236829  (

Orchestia nitida Dana, 1852 accepted as Protorchestia nitida (Dana, 1852) (type by original designation)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Horton, T.; Lowry, J.; De Broyer, C.; Bellan-Santini, D.; Coleman, C. O.; Corbari, L.; Costello, M. J.; Daneliya, M.; Dauvin, J-C.; Fišer, C.; Gasca, R.; Grabowski, M.; Guerra-García, J. M.; Hendrycks, E.; Hughes, L.; Jaume, D.; Jazdzewski, K.; Kim, Y.-H.; King, R.; Krapp-Schickel, T.; LeCroy, S.; Lörz, A.-N.; Mamos, T.; Senna, A. R.; Serejo, C.; Sket, B.; Souza-Filho, J. F.; Tandberg, A.H.; Thomas, J.; Thurston, M.; Vader, W.; Väinölä, R.; Vonk, R.; White, K.; Zeidler, W. (2018). World Amphipoda Database. Protorchestia Bousfield, 1982. Accessed at: on 2019-05-20
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2010-12-14 08:45:54Z
2010-12-22 08:07:16Z

basis of record De Broyer, C.; Lowry, J.K.; Jazdzewski, K. & Robert, H. (2007). Catalogue of the Gammaridean and Corophiidean Amphipoda (Crustacea) of the Southern Ocean, with distribution and ecological data. In: De Broyer C. (ed.). Census of Antarctic Marine Life: Synopsis of the Amphipoda of the Southern Ocean. Vol. I. <em>Bulletin de l'Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique, Biologie.</em> 77, suppl. 1: 1-325. [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From editor or global species database
Remark There appears to be little difference between Protorchestia Bousfield, 1982 and Microchestia Bousfield, 1984. The only significant difference I (JKL) can find between Microrchestia and Protorchestia is slightly sexually dimorphic pereopods 6 and 7 in Microrchestia. Richardson (1996) comments on the slight differences between the Tasmanian species of Eorchestia and Protorchestia. For him the main difference was the 5-dentate left lacinia mobilis of Protorchestia. In the P. nitida of Bousfield (1982) there is at least one robust seta on the margin of the uropod 3 ramus. These are all very small differences which make it difficult at times to separate the Microrchestia and Protorchestia.  [details]

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