Two new species of Musellifer ( Gastrotricha : Chaetonotida ) from Florida and Tobago and the systematic placement of the genus within Paucitubulatina

@inproceedings{Knneby2014TwoNS,
  title={Two new species of Musellifer ( Gastrotricha : Chaetonotida ) from Florida and Tobago and the systematic placement of the genus within Paucitubulatina},
  author={Tobias K{\aa}nneby and Sarah Elizabeth Atherton and Rick Hochberg},
  year={2014}
}
Two new species of marine Gastrotricha, Musellifer reichardti sp. nov. and Musellifer tridentatus sp. nov. (Chaetonotida: Paucitubulatina: Muselliferidae), are described from the Atlantic coast of Florida (USA) and the west coast of Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago), respectively. Both new species are peculiar in that they lack a muzzle bearing the mouth, which is a diagnostic character of the genus. They correspond well to the diagnosis of Musellifer in other morphological features, and genetic… CONTINUE READING
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