Acquisition of Dwarf Male “Harems” by Recently Settled Females of Osedax roseus n. sp. (Siboglinidae; Annelida)

@article{Rouse2008AcquisitionOD,
  title={Acquisition of Dwarf Male “Harems” by Recently Settled Females of Osedax roseus n. sp. (Siboglinidae; Annelida)},
  author={G. Rouse and K. Worsaae and S. B. Johnson and W. J. Jones and R. Vrijenhoek},
  journal={The Biological Bulletin},
  year={2008},
  volume={214},
  pages={67 - 82}
}
After the deployment of several whale carcasses in Monterey Bay, California, a time-series analysis revealed the presence of a new species of Osedax, a genus of bone-eating siboglinid annelids. That species is described here as Osedax roseus n. sp. It is the fifth species described since the erection of this genus and, like its congeners, uses a ramifying network of “roots” to house symbiotic bacteria. In less than 2 months, Osedax roseus n. sp. colonized the exposed bones of a whale carcass… Expand
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