COROPHIUM VOLUTATOR FORMA ORIENTALIS SCHELLENBERG, 1928, RAISED TO SPECIFIC RANK BY JAN H. STOCK Zoölogisch Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands In the slightly brackish waters of the Nozha Hydrodrome in Lake Mariut near Alexandria (Egypt), Prof. Dr. H. J. Elster (of Falkau, Germany) collected a considerable number of amphipods belonging to the genus Coro phium. They were taken in a depth of 2 Y2meters. The chlorinity in that locality varies between 1. 5 5 and 2.25 %o. For more particulars concerning the Hydrodrome, the reader may consult F.A.O. Report nr. 911 (1958). As far as could be made out, the material belonged to Corophium volutator forma orientaliJ, described, but not figured, by Schellenberg (1928) from a brackish lagoon of Timsah Lake in the Suez Canal region. Dr. Isabella Gordon, of London, was so kind as to examine Schellenberg's type specimens in the British Museum (Natural History) at my request, and to make sketches of the salient characters. I wish to acknowledge her assistance, by which it was made sure that Prof. Elster's material belonged to the same species as Schellenberg's specimens. In the light of the work of Crawford (1937) and others, demonstrating the specific value of characters of
Crustaceana – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1960
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