Lysianopsis Holmes, 1903

Senna, André R. & Serejo, Cristiana S., 2008, Amaryllididae and Lysianassidae (Amphipoda: Lysianassoidea) from off the central coast of Brazil (11 ºS – 22 ºS), with descriptions of three new species, Zootaxa 1718, pp. 45-68: 60

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Lysianopsis Holmes, 1903


Genus Lysianopsis Holmes, 1903 

Type species: Lysianopsis alba Holmes, 1903 

Genus diagnosis. Antenna 1, callynophore weak or absent in females and with 1 or 2 fields in males. Antenna 2 in males, article 4 of peduncle not enlarged. Epistome not produced; upper lip produced. Mandible with a hump on the medioposterior margin; lacinia mobilis long and slender; molar setose, with distal triturative surface vestigial, palp attached proximal to molar. Maxilla 1, outer plate with ST 7 right and left asymmetrical, STA-D medially cuspidate or apically bifid; palp apically serrate. Gnathopod 1 simple. Pereopods 3–4 in males, merus and carpus with plumose setae along the posterior margin. Uropod 3, peduncle small or long, with lateral flange; peduncle and rami in males without plumose setae; outer ramus 1 or 2 -articulate. Telson entire ( Lowry & Stoddart, 1997).

Composition of the genus. The genus Lysianopsis  contains five species: L. alba Holmes, 1903  ; L. concavus Senna, 2007  ; L. hummelincki (Stephensen, 1933)  ; L. ozona Lowry & Stoddart, 1997  ; and L. subantarctica (Schellenberg, 1931)  .