Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-28-2011

Publication Title

Zookeys

Keywords

Amphipod, Leucothoidae, Sponge, Coral reefs, French Polynesia

ISSN

1313-2989

Volume

92

First Page

1

Last Page

8

Abstract

Both leucomorph and anamorph developmental stages of Anamixis bananarama sp. n., are illustrated and described from shallow back reef environments of Moorea, French Polynesia. Distinguished by vestigial fi rst gnathopods that persist in post-transformational adult males, this is the second species in the genus to exhibit this unusual character. In other features such as coxae and second gnathopods A. bananarama sp. n. resembles other Pacific Plate endemics of Anamixis known from the region. Specific host association is not documented but suspected to be small calcareous asconoid sponges associated with coral rubble.

Comments

©JD Thomas, T Krapp-Schickel. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

DOI

10.3897/zookeys.92.1036

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