MACNBR   00242
MUSEO ARGENTINO DE CIENCIAS NATURALES "BERNARDINO RIVADAVIA"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
A new Antarctic Osthimosia (Bryozoa, Cheilostomata, Celleporidae) with dimorphic zooids
Autor/es:
JUAN LÓPEZ GAPPA, MARÍA G. LIUZZI
Revista:
POLAR BIOLOGY
Editorial:
Springer
Referencias:
Lugar: Berlín; Año: 2008 vol. 32 p. 47 - 47
ISSN:
0722-4060
Resumen:
Abstract. Osthimosia chaotica sp. nov., a new celleporid cheilostome bryozoan, is described from samples collected in the South Shetland Isles and the Antarctic Peninsula. It differs from other Antarctic and Subantarctic species of the genus Osthimosia in the absence of vicarious avicularia, the characteristic development of its peristome and the reduced size of the primary orifice of the ovicelled zooids compared to those of autozooids. The occurrence of sexual polymorphism in the Bryozoa is discussed. The new species lives on laminar and filamentous algae.Osthimosia chaotica sp. nov., a new celleporid cheilostome bryozoan, is described from samples collected in the South Shetland Isles and the Antarctic Peninsula. It differs from other Antarctic and Subantarctic species of the genus Osthimosia in the absence of vicarious avicularia, the characteristic development of its peristome and the reduced size of the primary orifice of the ovicelled zooids compared to those of autozooids. The occurrence of sexual polymorphism in the Bryozoa is discussed. The new species lives on laminar and filamentous algae.