Three New Species of Dicyema (Dicyemida: Dicyemidae) from Octopus kagoshimensis (Mollusca: Cephalopoda: Octopodidae) Three New Species of Dicyema (Dicyemida: Dicyemidae) from Octopus kagoshimensis (Mollusca: Cephalopoda: Octopodidae)

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Three new species of dicyemid mesozoan are described from Octopus kagoshimensis Ortmann, 1888 collected off Irino in Tosa Bay, sourthern Shikoku, Japan. Dicyema tosaense sp. nov. is a small species that reaches about 800μm in length. The vermiform stages are characterized by 16-18 peripheral cells, a conical calotte, and an axial cell that extends to the base of the metapolar cells. Infusoriform embryos consist of 37 cells; two nuclei are present in each urn cell and the refringent bodies are solid. Dicyema irinoense sp. nov. is a species of medium size that reaches about 1300μm in length. The vermiform stages are characterized by 22 peripheral cells, a discshaped calotte, and an axial cell that extends to the base of the propolar cells. Infusoriform embryos consist of 37 cells; a single nucleus is present in each urn cell and the refringent bodies are solid. Dicyema sphaerocephalum sp. nov. is a species of medium size and reaches about 1000μm in length. The vermiform stages are characterized by 18-20 peripheral cells, a rounded calotte, and an axial cell that extends to the base of the propolar cells. Infusoriform embryos consist of 37 cells; two nuclei are present in each urn cell and the refringent bodies are solid. This is the first report of dicyemids in the octopus O. kagoshimensis.

Journal

  • Species Diversity

    Species Diversity 10(4), 231-247, 2005

    The Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110006794390
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11114903
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    13421670
  • NDL Article ID
    7756333
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR4(科学技術--生物学--動物)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-W570
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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