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A New Copepod With Transformed Body Plan and Unique Phylogenetic Position Parasitic in the Acorn Worm Ptychodera flava
Symbiotic copepods compose one-third of the known copepod species and are associated with a wide range of animal groups. Two parasitic copepods endoparasitic in acorn worms (Hemichordata), IveExpand
A New Siphonostomatoid Copepod Associated with the Ahermatypic coral Tubastraea aurea from Taiwan
coral Tubastraea aurea from Taiwan Yu-Rong Cheng1, Chang-Feng Dai1, and Wen-Been Chang2,3,* 1Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan Univ., 1 Roosevelt Road, Section 4, Taipei 106, TaiwanExpand
The development of Parabrachiella lata (Song & Chen, 1976), a lernaeopodid copepod parasitic on the black porgy, Acanthopagrus Schlegelii (Bleeker, 1854), of Taiwan
The ontogeny of Parabrachiella indicates that it belongs to the Clavella-branch of the family, not the Lernaeopoda branch as had been assumed so far. Expand
Orstomella yaliuensis n. sp., a xarifiid copepod (Crustacea) parasitic in the polyps of hump coral Porites lutea Milne Edwards & Haime off Taiwan
A new species of xarifiid copepod, Orstomella yaliuensis n. sp., is described. It was found living in the polyps of a scleractinian coral, Porites lutea Milne Edwards & Haime, collected off Yaliu inExpand
Four new xarifiid copepods (Poecilostomatoida) associated with the scleractinian coral Pavonaexplanulata (Lamarck) from off Taiwan
Four new xarifiid copepods are described. They were found in association with the scleractinian coral Pavona explanulata (Lamarck) occurring in shallow water reefs off Yenliao in northern Taiwan. TheExpand
Two Rare Species of Xarifia (Copepoda, Xarifiidae) New to Taiwan Parasitic on the Scleractinian Corals
Two rare species of xarifiid copepods, Xarifia jugalis and X. quinaria Humes, 1985, were discovered from 500 colonies of Pocillopora damicornis, and are not only new to Taiwan but also new to the waters of North Pacific. Expand
Poecilostomatoid copepods associated with two species of widely distributed corals, Galaxea astreata (Lamarck, 1816) and Galaxea fascicularis (Linnaeus 1767), in the South China Sea
The three records of Anchimolgus species seem to have larger body size/appendages and more digitiform lobes on the convex side of the mandible than those from the Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia, and Moluccas. Expand
Weltneria acanthostoma sp. nov., a burrowing barnacle (Cirripedia: Acrothoracica) from the deep-waters of the South China Sea
The diagnosis of Weltneria is based on symplesiomorphies and the genus may be a non-monophyletic taxon and exhibits a Tethyan relictual pattern in its geographical distribution. Expand
Descriptions of two new species of Xarifia copepods (Copepoda: Xarifiidae) with a key to the known species associated with the coral family, Euphylliidae Alloiteau, 1952
Three Xarifia copepods, including two new species and one species new to Taiwan, are described and redescribed, bringing the total number of species of Xarifiidae to 95, and seven of them live in association with the coral family Euphylliidae. Expand
Development and characterization of nine polymorphic microsatellite markers for the deep-sea scleractinian coral Deltocyathus magnificus using paired-end Illumina shotgun sequencing
Nine novel polymorphic loci were used to reveal the genetic connectivity pattern among depths and geographic locations in the South China Sea. Expand