Dr Wolfgang Zeidler

Honorary Research Associate Marine Invertebrates

+61 8 8207 7491
wolfgang.zeidler@samuseum.sa.gov.au

 

Research Interests

Currently undertaking a taxonomic revision of the crustacean suborder Hyperiidea (Crustacea: Amphipoda) of the world.  These pelagic animals are usually associated with gelatinous plankton and occur in all the world’s oceans, sometimes at great depths.  In conjunction with the rigorous scientific taxonomic revisions an illustrated guide to the identification of the world’s fauna is being prepared.                              

 

Current Research Projects

A review of the hyperiidean amphipod genus Themisto (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Hyperiidea: Hyperiidae), using morphological and genetic characters. 

A review of the hyperiidean amphipod genus Hyperoche (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Hyperiidea: Hyperiidae). 

A review of the families and genera of the hyperiidean amphipod superfamily Platysceloidea Bowman & Gruner, 1973 (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Hyperiidea).

The hyperiidean amphipoda of the world (Crustacea:  Amphipoda: Hyperiidea), an illustrated guide to the identification of the world’s species.

 

Awards & Achievements

  • Research Fellow, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA (September/October 1993)

 

Professional Associations           

  • Life Member, Australian Marine Sciences Association

  • Member, Royal Society of South Australia

  • Life Member, Society for the Management of Electronic Biodiversity Data

  • Subject editor for Hyperiidea and member, World Register of Marine Species 

 

Education

  • BSc (Hons), University of Adelaide (1970)

  • MSc, James Cook University, Townsville (1974)

  • PhD, University of Adelaide (2000)

 

Publications

  1. Zeidler, W. (2012). A review of the hyperiidean amphipod families Mimonectidae and Proscinidae (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Hyperiidea: Scinoidea). Zootaxa 3533: 1–74.
  2. Zeidler, W. (2012). A new species of Mimonecteola (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Hyperiidea: Mimonecteolidae) from the Southern Ocean. Zootaxa, 3308: 63–67.
  3. Zeidler, W. and De Broyer, C. (2009). ‘Catalogue of the Hyperiidean Amphipoda (Crustacea) of the Southern Ocean with distribution and ecological data’ in De Broyer, C. (ed.) Census of Antarctic Marine Life: Synopsis of the Amphipoda of the Southern Ocean, Volume 3. Bulletin de l’Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Biologie 79: Supplement 1: 1–96 (4 colour plates).
  4. Zeidler, W. (2009). A review of the hyperiidean amphipod superfamily Lanceoloidea Bowman & Gruner, 1973 (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Hyperiidea). Zootaxa 2000: 1–117.
  5. Zeidler, W. (2006). A review of the hyperiidean amphipod superfamily Archaeoscinoidea Vinogradov, Volkov & Semenova, 1982 (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Hyperiidea). Zootaxa 1125: 1–37.
  6. Zeidler, W. (2004). A review of the families and genera of the hyperiidean amphipod superfamily Phronimoidea Bowman & Gruner, 1973 (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Hyperiidea). Zootaxa 567: 1–66.
  7. Zeidler, W. (2004). A review of the hyperiidean amphipod superfamily Lycaeopsoidea Bowman & Gruner, 1973 (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Hyperiidea). Zootaxa 520: 1–18.
  8. Zeidler, W. (2003). A review of the hyperiidean amphipod superfamily Vibilioidea Bowman & Gruner, 1973 (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Hyperiidea). Zootaxa 280: 1–104.
  9. Zeidler, W. (2003). A review of the hyperiidean amphipod family Cystisomatidae Willemöes-Suhm, 1875 (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Hyperiidea). Zootaxa 141: 1–43.