Ammothea hilgendorfi (Pycnogonida: Ammotheidae) Associated with a Sea-Star, Coscinasterias acutispina (Echinodermata: Asteroidea), from Sagami Bay, Japan Ammothea hilgendorfi (Pycnogonida: Ammotheidae) Associated with a Sea-Star, Coscinasterias acutispina (Echinodermata: Asteroidea), from Sagami Bay, Japan

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Abstract

Pycnogonids of the species Ammothea hilgendorfi (Bohm, 1879) were found attached to sea-stars, Coscinasterias acutispina (Stimpson, 1882), from the intertidal zone of Hayama, Sagami Bay, Japan. The sea-stars were collected throughout the year, but the pycnogonids were found only between March and August, mostly in April. The pycnogonids attached to the body surface of the sea-stars mainly by clinging to spines of the aboral and lateral sides of the arms. Developmental stages of the pycnogonids attached to the sea-stars comprised the four final juvenile stages as well as adults, but earlier juvenile stages were not found.

Journal

  • Species Diversity

    Species Diversity 9(3), 251-258, 2004

    The Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110006794436
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11114903
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    13421670
  • NDL Article ID
    7100872
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR4(科学技術--生物学--動物)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-W570
  • Data Source
    CJP  NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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