Quadrimaera pacifica ( Schellenberg, 1938 )

Hughes, Lauren E., 2015, Maeridae from the Indo-Pacific: Elasmopus, Leeuwinella gen. nov., Maeropsis, Pseudelasmopus and Quadrimaera (Amphipoda: Crustacea), Zootaxa 4059 (2), pp. 201-256: 241-242

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Quadrimaera pacifica ( Schellenberg, 1938 )
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Quadrimaera pacifica ( Schellenberg, 1938) 

Maera pacifica Schellenberg, 1938: 42  , figs 19–20.— Nayar, 1959: 23, pl. 8, figs 16–17.— J.L. Barnard, 1965: 511.— J.L. Barnard, 1970: 150, figs 92–93.— J.L. Barnard, 1971: 84, figs 38–41.— Ledoyer, 1972: 227, fig. 43 (forme A); 1983: 534, figs 201–202 (forme A).— Kim & Kim, 1987: 11, fig. 10.—Ruffo et al., 2000: 13.

Maera kaiulani J.L. Barnard, 1970: 141  , figs 90–91.— J.L. Barnard, 1971: 84, figs 38–41.

Quadrimaera kaiulani  .— Krapp-Schickel & Ruffo, 2000: 194.

Quadrimaera cf. pacifica  .— Appadoo et al., 2002: 650, fig. 5.

Material examined. Queensland: many specimens, AM P. 75779, 200 m off the beach on the southern side of Thursday Island, Torres Strait, 10 ° 35 ' 17 "S, 142 ° 12 ' 58 "E, 2 m, low turfing brown algae on mooring rope, 30 September 2006, coll. J.K. Lowry and M. Capa, QLD 1894; 17 specimens, AM P. 75780, Sunken reef, north of Goodes Island, Torres Strait, 10 ° 31 ' 29 "S, 14 ° 23 ' 18 "E, 12 m, short complex red algae, 29 September 2006, coll. M. Capa and J.K. Lowry, QLD 1860; 7 specimens, AM P. 75791, Sunken reef, north of Goodes Island, Torres Strait, 10 ° 31 ' 29 "S, 14 ° 23 ' 18 "E, 10 m, plates of coral rubble, 29 September 2006, coll. M. Capa and J.K. Lowry, QLD 1868; 1 specimen, AM P. 75793, Sunken reef, north of Goodes Island, Torres Strait, 10 ° 31 ' 29 "S, 14 ° 23 ' 18 "E, 12 m, rocks with 15 cm tall brown alga Sargassum  sp., 29 September 2006, coll. M. Capa and J.K. Lowry, QLD 1866; 3 specimens, AM P. 75794, Sunken reef, north of Goodes Island, Torres Strait, 10 ° 31 ' 29 "S, 14 ° 23 ' 18 "E, 12 m, large sticks of coral rubble, 29 September 2006, coll. M. Capa and J.K. Lowry, QLD 1863; 1 specimen, AM P. 75786, Number One reef, Katai Nab, North of Horn Island, Torres Strait, 10 ° 32 ' 30 "S, 142 ° 10 ' 15 "E, 6 m, submerged rope fibre caught on reef, encrusted with red epiphytic algae on tips, 28 September 2006, coll. J.K.

Lowry, QLD 1846; 5 specimens, AM P. 75785, Number One reef, Katai Nab, North of Horn Island, Torres Strait, 10 ° 32 ' 30 "S, 142 ° 10 ' 15 "E, 8 m, large brick covered in fine sediment, epiphytes, brown alga Padina  sp., low turfing algae, 28 September 2006, coll. J.K. Lowry and L.E. Hughes, QLD 1851; 2 specimens, AM P. 75781, Number One reef, Katai Nab, North of Horn Island, Torres Strait, 10 ° 32 ' 30 "S, 142 ° 10 ' 15 "E, 5.6 m, coarse coral rubble, 28 September 2006, coll. L.E. Hughes, QLD 1849; 2 specimens, AM P. 75790, Number One reef, Katai Nab, north of Horn Island, Torres Strait, 10 ° 32 ' 30 "S, 142 ° 10 ' 15 "E, 7.8 m, brown alga Sargassum  sp. 10–15 cm tall, 28 September 2006, coll. L.E. Hughes, QLD 1848; 5 specimens, AM P. 75789, drop off at the north western corner of Hammond Island, Torres Strait, 10 ° 32 ' 24 "S, 142 ° 11 ' 19 "E, 15 m, red macrophyte, 28 September 2006, coll. J.K. Lowry and L.E. Hughes, QLD 1882; 1 specimen, AM P. 75782, western side of Goodes Island, Torres Strait, 10 ° 34 ' 9 "S, 14 ° 28 ' 51 "E, 9 m, fine sediment, 2 October 2006, coll. J.K. Lowry and L.E. Hughes QLD 1924; 7 specimens, AM P. 75783, north-west corner of Goodes Island, Torres Strait, 10 ° 33 ' 34 "S, 14 ° 29 ' 8 "E, 5 m, live rock, 29 September 2006, coll. M. Capa and L.E. Hughes QLD 1877; 2 specimens, AM P. 75787, Northwest Islet, Torres Strait, 10 ° 18 ' 54 "S, 14 ° 25 ' 26 "E, 5 m, dead red algae, 1 October 2006, coll. L.E. Hughes and M. Capa, QLD 1911; 1 specimen, AM P. 75792, Northwest Islet, Torres Strait, 10 ° 18 ' 54 "S, 14 ° 25 ' 26 "E, 3.8 m, plastic fabric attached to dead coral covered in epiphytes, 1 October 2006, coll. M. Capa and L.E. Hughes, QLD 1918; 2 specimens, AM P. 75856, near shore, western side of Hawkesbury Island, Torres Strait, 10 ° 21 ' 44 "S, 14 ° 27 ' 4 "E, 1.7 m, coral rubble, 1 October 2006, coll. J.K. Lowry and M. Capa, QLD 1909; 2 specimens, AM P. 75788, near shore, western side of Hawkesbury Island, Torres Strait, 10 ° 21 ' 44 "S, 14 ° 27 ' 4 "E, 8 m, soft sediment, 1 October 2006, coll. J.K. Lowry and M. Capa, QLD 1900; 4 specimens, AM P. 75858, largest bommie in lagoon at the 'Entrance', One Tree Island, 23 ° 29 ' 16 "S, 15 ° 24 ' 46 "E, 4.2 m, very fine silty sediment, 24 October 2006, coll. L.E. Hughes andI. Takeuchi, QLD 1936; 2 specimens, AM P. 75768, largest bommie in lagoon at the 'Entrance', One Tree Island, 23 ° 29 ' 16 "S, 15 ° 24 ' 46 "E, 4.5 m, large sticks of coral rubble, 25 October 2006, coll. J.K. Lowry and L.E. Hughes, QLD 1949; 1 specimen, AM P. 75766, north of No Tree Island, One Tree Island, 23 ° 29 ' 47 "S, 15 ° 23 ' 25 "E, 2.1 m, soft sediment, 25 October 2006, coll. I. Takeuchi and L.E. Hughes, QLD 1955; 1 specimen, AM P. 75857, outside barrier reef near the 'Entrance', One Tree Island, 23 ° 29 ' 2 "S, 15 ° 25 ' 22 "E, 10 m, large brown hydroid, 26 October 2006, coll. I. Takeuchi and L.E. Hughes, QLD 1962; 1 specimen, AM P. 75773, outside barrier reef near the 'Entrance', One Tree Island, 23 ° 29 ' 2 "S, 15 ° 25 ' 22 "E, 10 m, mixed red algae, 26 October 2006, coll. I. Takeuchi andL.E. Hughes, QLD 1960; 1 specimen, AM P. 75769, largest bommie in lagoon at the 'Entrance', One Tree Island, 23 ° 29 ' 16 "S, 15 ° 24 ' 46 "E, 4 m, red algae, 25 October 2006, coll. J.K. Lowry and L.E. Hughes, QLD 1950; 11 specimens, AM P. 75775, largest bommie in lagoon at the 'Entrance', One Tree Island, 23 ° 29 ' 16 "S, 15 ° 24 ' 46 "E, 4 m, coral rubble with coarse sand, coll. J.K. Lowry and L.E. Hughes, 25 October 2006, QLD 1950; many specimens, AM P. 75767, centre bommies, First lagoon, One Tree Island, 23 ° 30 ' 12 "S, 15 ° 25 ' 19 "E, 1.7 m, dead coral with epiphytes, 29 October 2006, coll. L.E. Hughes and J.K. Lowry, QLD 2006; 10 specimens, AM P. 75774, channel on western side, One Tree Island, 23 ° 30 ' 12 "S, 15 ° 25 ' 19 "E, 2 m, coral rubble, 28 October 2006, coll. I. Takeuchi and L.E. Hughes, QLD 1988; 1 specimen, AM P. 75777, outer reef slope, south of One Tree Island, 23 ° 30 ' 47 "S, 15 ° 25 ' 10 "E, 13.8 m, large sticks of coral rubble, 28 October 2006, coll. I. Takeuchi and L.E. Hughes, QLD 1994; many specimens, AM P. 75776, outer reef, Steves bommie, near Two Trees Islet, One Tree Island, 23 ° 29 ' 3 "S, 15 ° 25 ' 27 "E, 13 m, coral rubble with epiphytes and solitary ascidians, 27 October 2006, coll. L.E. Hughes and J.K. Lowry, QLD 1978; 2 specimens, AM P. 75772, outer reef, Steves bommie, near Two Trees Islet, One Tree Island, 23 ° 29 ' 3 "S, 15 ° 25 ' 27 "E, 13.8 m, low turfing algae and fine sediment, 27 October 2006, coll. L.E. Hughes and J.K. Lowry, QLD 1975; 8 specimens, AM P. 75778, outer reef, Steves bommie, near Two Trees Islet, One Tree Island, 23 ° 29 ' 3 "S, 15 ° 25 ' 27 "E, 13.2 m, coral rubble with algae, 27 October 2006, coll. L.E. Hughes and J.K. Lowry, QLD 1974; 1 specimen, AM P. 75770,outer reef, north of Third Lagoon, One Tree Island, 23 ° 29 ' 4 "S, 15 ° 24 ' 7 "E, 18 m, coral rubble, 27 October 2006, coll. I. Takeuchi and J.K. Lowry, QLD 1982; 1 specimen, AM P. 75771,outer reef, north of Third Lagoon, One Tree Island, 23 ° 29 ' 4 "S, 15 ° 24 ' 7 "E, 18 m, fine sediment, 27 October 2006, coll. I. Takeuchi and J.K. Lowry, QLD 1979.

New Zealand: 10 specimens, AM P. 90951,west side of North Chanter Island, Herald Islands, Kermadec Islands, 29 ° 15 ' 6 "S, 177 ° 51 ' 21 "W, 10 m, 16 May 2011, coll. A. Ballance and S.J. Keable, K 2011 - 42.

Type locality. Makin, Kiribati, ~ 140 'S, 17922 'W.

Distribution. South Pacific Ocean. Australia: Queensland: Torres Strait, One Tree Island (current study); New Zealand: Kermadec Islands (current study); Fiji ( Schellenberg 1938; Myers 1985). North Pacific Ocean: Hawaii ( Schellenberg 1938; J.L. Barnard 1970); Kiribati ( Schellenberg 1938). Indian Ocean: Madagascar ( Ledoyer 1972); Mauritius ( Appadoo et al. 2002).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Amphipoda

Family

Melitidae

Genus

Quadrimaera

Loc

Quadrimaera pacifica ( Schellenberg, 1938 )

Hughes, Lauren E. 2015
2015
Loc

Quadrimaera cf. pacifica

Appadoo 2002: 650
2002
Loc

Quadrimaera kaiulani

Krapp-Schickel 2000: 194
2000
Loc

Maera kaiulani

Barnard 1971: 84
Barnard 1970: 141
1971
Loc

Maera pacifica

Kim 1987: 11
Ledoyer 1972: 227
Barnard 1971: 84
Barnard 1970: 150
Barnard 1965: 511
Nayar 1959: 23
Schellenberg 1938: 42
1959