Gammarus komareki aznavensis subsp nov., a new amphipod subspecies from Iran (Amphipoda: Gammaridae)

ÖZBEK M. , Rasouli H.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, cilt.38, ss.326-333, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/zoo-1306-1
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.326-333


A new subspecies of freshwater amphipod, Gammarus komareki aznavensis subsp. nov., collected from Aznav County (Khalkhal-Ardabil), northwestern Iran, is described and illustrated. The new subspecies belongs to the Gammarus pulex-group and has characteristic features similar to Gammarus komareki. Shorter flagellum of antenna 1, kidney-shaped and bigger eyes, more setose outer margin of the exopodite of uropod 3, and shorter endopodite of uropod 3 are the most obvious features that differ from G. komareki. A detailed morphological description and illustrations of the new subspecies are given and differences from related species are discussed.