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Three new species of remosiid siphonophore (Siphonophora: Physonectae)

Three new species of remosiid siphonophore (Siphonophora: Physonectae)
Three new species of remosiid siphonophore (Siphonophora: Physonectae)
Three new species belonging to the family Resomiidae (Siphonophora: Physonectae) are described from material mainly collected by ROVs in the vicinity of Monterey Bay, California, USA, with some additional submersible-collected specimens from The Bahamas. Although these species, Resomia ornicephala, R. persica, and R. dunni, show some differences from those previously described, particularly in the shape of the nectophores, they have all been placed in the genus Resomia. They retain the basic characteristic of having two forms of tentilla on the same tentacle, the more proximal form, with a
spirally coiled cnidoband, becoming reconfigured into the more distal form, usually with a zigzagged cnidoband, although in one of the new species the zigzagging of the cnidoband is less well-defined.
deep-sea, cnidaria, taxonomy, resomia, fluorescence
0025-3154
1119-1143
Pugh, P.R.
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Haddock, S.H.D.
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Pugh, P.R.
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Haddock, S.H.D.
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Pugh, P.R. and Haddock, S.H.D. (2009) Three new species of remosiid siphonophore (Siphonophora: Physonectae). [in special issue: In Honour of Sir Frederick Stratten Russell, FRS] Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 90, part 06, 1119-1143. (doi:10.1017/S0025315409990543).

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Three new species belonging to the family Resomiidae (Siphonophora: Physonectae) are described from material mainly collected by ROVs in the vicinity of Monterey Bay, California, USA, with some additional submersible-collected specimens from The Bahamas. Although these species, Resomia ornicephala, R. persica, and R. dunni, show some differences from those previously described, particularly in the shape of the nectophores, they have all been placed in the genus Resomia. They retain the basic characteristic of having two forms of tentilla on the same tentacle, the more proximal form, with a
spirally coiled cnidoband, becoming reconfigured into the more distal form, usually with a zigzagged cnidoband, although in one of the new species the zigzagging of the cnidoband is less well-defined.

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Published date: 14 August 2009
Keywords: deep-sea, cnidaria, taxonomy, resomia, fluorescence

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Local EPrints ID: 164773
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/164773
ISSN: 0025-3154
PURE UUID: bcac8cfc-1f69-4ad3-ad0e-4b9e0adf605b

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Date deposited: 04 Oct 2010 10:18
Last modified: 08 Jan 2022 11:35

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Author: P.R. Pugh
Author: S.H.D. Haddock

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