A new meiobenthic priapulid (Priapulida, Tubiluchidae) from a Mediterranean submarine cave

  title={A new meiobenthic priapulid (Priapulida, Tubiluchidae) from a Mediterranean submarine cave},
  author={M. Antonio Todaro and Thomas C. Shirley},
  journal={Italian Journal of Zoology},
  pages={79 - 87}
Abstract A new priapulid species belonging to genus Tubiluchus is described on the basis of specimens collected in November, 2000 and June, 2001 in a submarine cave along the Ionian coast of Apulia, Southern Italy. The new species closely resembles T. corallicola that inhabits the tropical‐subtropical areas of the Western Atlantic Ocean but can be distinguished by the smaller size of the adults, and the smaller size and the shape of the pharyngeal teeth of the larval stages. A careful… 

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