The first report on Amphipoda from Marian Cove, King George Island, Antarctic

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This is a first account on amphipods from Marian Cove in Maxwell Bay, near the King Sejong Station, King George Island, the Antarctic. We have conducted a survey in 14 localities in the shallow sublittoral zone. A total of 22 amphipod species belonging to 12 families were identified. Six of these species were new for the whole Maxwell Bay. Our findings increase the amphipod fauna of Maxwell Bay from 55 to 61 species. The dominant species in the shallow sublittoral zone of Marian Cove were: Cheirimedon femoratus and Gondogeneia antarctica, followed by Bovallia gigantea, Orchomenella cf. ultima, Paradexamine fissicauda, Prostebbingia brevicornis, Pariphimedia integricauda, and Jassa wandeli.

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Kim, JH., Jażdżewska, A., Choi, HG. et al. The first report on Amphipoda from Marian Cove, King George Island, Antarctic. Ocean and Hydro 43, 106–113 (2014). https://doi.org/10.2478/s13545-014-0122-2

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Key words

  • Crustacea
  • amphipods
  • shallow sublittoral
  • West Antarctic