Repositorio de producción científica de la Universidad de Sevilla

Five new coexisting species of copepod crustaceans of the genus Spaniomolgus (Poecilostomatoida: Rhynchomolgidae), symbionts of the stony coral Stylophorapistillata (Scleractinia)

 

Advanced Search
 
Opened Access Five new coexisting species of copepod crustaceans of the genus Spaniomolgus (Poecilostomatoida: Rhynchomolgidae), symbionts of the stony coral Stylophorapistillata (Scleractinia)
Cites

Show item statistics
Icon
Export to
Author: Conradi Barrena, Mercedes
Bandera García, María Eugenia
Mudrova, Sofya V.
Ivanenko, Viatcheslav N.
Department: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Zoología
Date: 2018
Published in: ZooKeys, 791, 71-95.
Document type: Article
Abstract: Spaniomolgus is a symbiotic genus of copepods of the poecilostomatoid family Rhynchomolgidae and is known to be associated with shallow-water reef-building hermatypic corals. Three species of this genus were previously found only in washings of Acropora and Stylophora in northern Madagascar. Four coral morphotypes of Stylophorapistillata (Pocilloporidae) were collected by SCUBA at 1 to 28 m depth in five sites in the Saudi Arabian Red Sea in 2013. Copepods found on these colonies were studied using light, confocal and scanning electron microscopy. Five new, and one known, species of the genus Spaniomolgus were discovered in washings and inside the galls of the hermatypic coral S.pistillata. The description of these new species (Spaniomolgusglobussp. n., S.stylophorussp. n., S.dentatussp. n., S.maculatussp. n., and S.acutussp. n.) and a key for the identification of all of its congeners is provided herein.
Cite: Conradi Barrena, M., Bandera García, M.E., Mudrova, S.V. y Ivanenko, V.N. (2018). Five new coexisting species of copepod crustaceans of the genus Spaniomolgus (Poecilostomatoida: Rhynchomolgidae), symbionts of the stony coral Stylophorapistillata (Scleractinia). ZooKeys, 791, 71-95.
Size: 4.517Mb
Format: PDF

URI: https://hdl.handle.net/11441/80734

DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.791.28775

See editor´s version

This work is under a Creative Commons License: 
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional

This item appears in the following Collection(s)