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Dr C Appadoo
Dept of Biological Sciences
To carry out taxonomic studies on two of the most diverse and abundant groups of gammaridean amphipods namely the family Melitidae and suborder Corophiidea from various sites around Mauritius.
Importance of amphipods
-mesograzers and important in marine food chain
-indicators of environmental quality
-understanding biodiversity and biogeography
-49 amphipod species were studied, these included 26 melitids and 23 corophiideans
- 19 new species of amphipods were described.
- 12 species have been recorded for the first time in Mauritius
- Habitat characteristics (site and substrate of collection) of each amphipod species were compiled.
New species from Mauritius
Ampithoe laxipodusAppadoo & Myers, sp. nov.,♂, 6.2 mm, Le Bouchon.
V. Florens, O. Griffiths and C. Baider
Ten new species of land snails endemic to the Mascarenes of which eight are unique to Mauritius.
Seven of these were discovered by the first author.
A further six new species discovered recently in Mauritius and Reunion await scientific description.
2004 to 2007
Described as Cynanchum scopulosum in 2005 by Jean Bosser a botanist from the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris
Endemic plant discovered in 2003 in a cliff of SW coast of Coin de Mire islet.
It is peculiar in being aphyllous (that is lacking leaves).
A method for recognising, identifying or classifying a spectrum, image or other input data sequence, using a pulse-coupled neural network (PCNN). The PCNN outputs a time signature of binary barcode data, which has a one-to-one correspondence with the input. This may then be taken to a recognition engine, such as a further neural network, which identifies it on the basis of predetermined, known, reference time signatures of barcode data. The recognition process is therefore easier and faster than if the recognition engine acted directly on the basis of reference spectra or images.
SDDV Rughooputh and HCS Rughooputh
University of Mauritius
Equivalent to the Cambridge 6C Survey
Principal provisional designation for the numbered object: 1996 XB2
Discovery Date: 1996 12 02
Name Ref*: 59922
Discoverer: Manca, F. and Cavagna, M.
* reference to the citation that accompanied the naming of the
object in the Minor Planet Circulars.