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1 October 2012 Microtripus tinggiensis, new genus and species (Amphipoda: Caprellidea: Phtisicidae) from Pulau Tinggi, East Johor Islands Archipelago, Malaysia
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Microtripus tinggiensis, a new genus and species (Amphipoda: Caprellidea: Phtisicidae), was discovered in the interstitial benthos from Pulau Tinggi, an island in the East Johor Islands Archipelago (EJIA). Microtripus tinggiensis is distinct in its reduced pereopods 3–5 (1-articulate pereopods 3, 4 and 3-articulate pereopod 5). The new genus Microtripus most closely resembles Perotripus Dougherty & Steinberg, 1953 in its elongated body segments, shorter antennae 1 and 2 and gills on pereonites 2–4 but differs from the latter by its 3-articulate flagellum of antenna 1 and 1-articulate, vestigial pereopod 3.

Jacqueline Hui Chern Lim, Azman B. Abdul Rahim, and Ichiro Takeuchi "Microtripus tinggiensis, new genus and species (Amphipoda: Caprellidea: Phtisicidae) from Pulau Tinggi, East Johor Islands Archipelago, Malaysia," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 125(3), 241-251, (1 October 2012). https://doi.org/10.2988/11-40.1
Published: 1 October 2012
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