First Record of Hemiboeckella searli Sars, 1912 (Calanoida: Centropagidae) in New South Wales

Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Ian A. E. Bayly, Simon J. Hunter, Stephen J. Jacobs, Michael B. Traynor

Abstract


The calanoid copepod Hemiboeckella searli Sars is recorded for the first time from New South Wales in Jibbon Lagoon, Royal National Park (34°05’12’’S/151°09’53’’E). This calanoid species is endemic to Australia and occurs in a narrow range of southern latitudes with a wide longitudinal distribution (Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia). Our record of H. searli in Jibbon Lagoon represents a ~250 km northerly latitudinal extension from previous records of the species in south-eastern Australia.

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