Marin I.N., Palatov D.M. 2020. A new species of freshwater amphipod genus Gammarus (Amphipoda: Gammaridae) from Tajikistan (Pamir Mountains) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.29. No.2: 199–209 [in English].

A.N. Severtzov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of RAS, Leninsky prosp., 33, Moscow 119071 Russia. E-mail: , ,

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.29.2.04

ABSTRACT. A new species of freshwater amphipod, Gammarus martynovi sp.n., from a small thermal spring in the headwaters of a small tributary of the Panj River in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region of Tajikistan is described based on morphological and molecular genetic data. The new species belongs to the “Gammarus lacustris” species group, but can be clearly separated from other species by the combination of the following features: accessory flagellum of A1 with less than 3 segments (the last is short); dactyli of Pp3–7 almost straight, with a short unguis; posterior margin of P7 straight in distal (2/3) part, with setae; U3 with bristles (plumose setae) and simple setae on edges of both branches; telson lobe with 1–2 apical spines; dorsal setae on urosomites shorter than spines, while distal setae on telson lobes much longer than spines; and 3 retinacules on Pl3. Moreover, this is the first Gammarus species described from Amu Darya basin in the territory of Tajikistan in Pamir Mountains.

KEY WORDS. Gammarus, new species, Gammaridae, freshwater, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, Pamir Mountains.

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