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Published: 2014-09-15

A new species of Loxosomatidae (Entoprocta, Solitaria) from the White Sea: Loxosomella unicornis sp. nov.

Faculty of Biology, Moscow State University, Moscow, 119991 Russia.
P. P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Science, Nakhimovskii pr. 36 Moscow, 117997 Russia.
Entoprocta Loxosomella new species epibiont Cribrilina sp. Electra sp.

Abstract

A new solitary entoproct, Loxosomella unicornis sp. nov., is described. The species was found on the gymnolaemate bryozoans Cribrilina sp. and Electra sp. in Kandalaksha Bay, White Sea. Loxosomella unicornis sp. nov. is a medium-sized species with a total length up to 650 µm, eight tentacles and a conspicuous horn-shaped appendage on the top part of calyx.