Two new species and other records of sea spiders (Pycnogonida: Arthropoda) from tropical North Queensland
Lee, A.C., and Arango, C.P. (2003) Two new species and other records of sea spiders (Pycnogonida: Arthropoda) from tropical North Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 49 (1). pp. 343-348.
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Five species of sea spiders found among the green intertidal algae Cladophora prolifera (Roth) and the coastal soft bottoms of Cleveland Bay off Townsville, are reported. Two new species are described; Ammothella fistella sp. nov., an extremely small species differentiated by its size and general body shape. Three species of Anoplodactylus are also recorded, A. glandulifer a widely distributed species, A. cribellatus, a recent synonym of the Australian A. simplex, and A. tubiferus, a long-known species from the West-Pacific. The finding of undescribed species in the alga C. prolifera encourages the interest on intertidal habitats that might serve as shelter for possibly many others small to tiny pycnogonids.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||new species; North Queensland; sea spiders|
|Date Deposited:||04 Nov 2010 03:22|
|FoR Codes:||06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060399 Evolutionary Biology not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%|