New species of Taiwanese Leucothoidae from Penghu, Green Island, and Dongsha Atoll

This article describes three new species and extends the known ranges for 13 species of amphipod crustaceans. Amphipod crustaceans provide valuable ecosystem services on coral reefs worldwide. Amphipods are a major food source for fish and other invertebrates. They also readily absorb toxins and pollutants, which makes them useful as indicators of the health of their environment. The article provides evidence of geographic-driven connectivity between the South and East China Seas and the Philippine Seas, which provides valuable information for conservationists and scientists studying coral reefs in the Asia Pacific.
Sponge Host Chiakou, GreenIsland

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