- タクサ : 日本動物分類学会誌 (ISSN:13422367)
- no.32, pp.39-51, 2012-02-20
Amphipods (Crustacea) are most diverse in marine environment but not a few species occur in freshwaters. To date, 36 species of freshwater amphipod taxa have been recorded from Japan. However, there are no taxonomical reviews of Japanese freshwater amphipods. In this paper, Japanese name, scientific name, major feature, and distribution for all species of Japanese freshwater amphipods are marshalled. In addition, a key to species is provided for identification of freshwater amphipods in Japan. Figures provided with this key indicate features of taxonomic importance. We proposed the new Japanese names for the following family/genera/species in this paper: families Luciobliviidae and Bogidiellidae, genera Octopupilla, Lucioblivio and Bogidiella, and species Octopupilla felix, Lucioblivio kozaensis and Bogidiella broodbakkeri.