Protognathia bathypelagica Schultz, 1977



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Cirolana bathypelagica Schultz, 1977


Conservation Status

Rediscovered in: 1988 or before



Weddell Sea, Antarctica


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Schultz, G. A. (1977). Bathypelagic Isopod Crustacea from the Antarctic and Southern Seas. Antarctic Research Series, Biology of the Antarctic Seas. V 23 (3): 69-128.

Other references:

Boyko, C.B.; Bruce, N.L.; Hadfield, K.A.; Merrin, K.L.; Ota, Y.; Poore, G.C.B.; Taiti, S.; Schotte, M.; Wilson, G.D.F. (Eds) (2008 onwards). World Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Isopod Crustaceans database. Protognathia bathypelagica (Schultz, 1977). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2021-11-02

Clarke, A.; Johnston, N.M. (2003). Antarctic marine benthic diversity. Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review. 41: 47-114.

Wägele, Johann-Wolfgang and Brandt, Angelika. (1988). Protognathia n. gen. bathypelagica (Schultz, 1977) rediscovered in the Weddell Sea: A missing link between the Gnathiidae and the Cirolanidae (Crustacea, Isopoda). Polar Biology 8(5): 359-365.


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