Fauna Sinica Invertebrata (Vol.28) Phylum Arthropoda : Subphylum Crustacea: Order Amphipoda: Suborder Hyperiidea

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Author: Chen Qingchao and Shi Changtai
Language: Chinese
ISBN/ISSN: 7030091825
2002; Hardcover;185x260mm;249 pages ,178 figs

Table of Contents

The morphology of the Hyperiidea varies among the families and their genera, but a generalized body form is illustrated in Fig. 1. A species frequently found in the China seas. The orphological terminology used in the present study follows Bowman and Gruner (1973).

In general. Hyperiideans are laterally compressed and considerably longer than wide. The body is inflated in some families of the Scinoidea and Platysceloidea, and in some cases individuals may roll themselves up into a ball (conglobation) as in species of Platyscelus ( Platyscelidae) and Thyropus (Parascelidae). The Oxycephalidae in at the other extreme with an elongate and thin body, as for instance, the meedle-like form in the species of Rhabdosoma.

Contents

HYPERIIDEA

1. PHYSOSOMATA
(1) Scinoidea Bowman et Gruner, 1973
(2) Lanceoloidea Bowman et Gruner, 1973

2. PHYSOCEPHALATA
(1) Vibilioidea Bowman et Gruner, 1973
(2) Phronimoidea Rafinesque-schmalte, 1815
(3) Lycaeopsidea Bowman et Gruner, 1973
(4) Platysceloidea Bowman et Gruner, 1973


 


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