IMIS | Flanders Marine Institute
 

Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research

IMIS

Publications | Institutes | Persons | Datasets | Projects | Maps
[ report an error in this record ]basket (0): add | show Printer-friendly version

The wentletrap Epitonium hartogi spec. nov. (Gastropoda: Epitoniidae), associated with bubble coral species, Plerogyra spec. (Scleractinia: Euphyllidae), off Indonesia and Thailand
Gittenberger, A. (2006). The wentletrap Epitonium hartogi spec. nov. (Gastropoda: Epitoniidae), associated with bubble coral species, Plerogyra spec. (Scleractinia: Euphyllidae), off Indonesia and Thailand, in: Gittenberger, A. The evolutionary history of parasitic gastropods and their coral hostsin the Indo-Pacific = De evolutionaire geschiedenis van parasitaire slakken en hun gastheer koralen in de Indo-Pacific. pp. 112-121
In: Gittenberger, A. (2006). The evolutionary history of parasitic gastropods and their coral hostsin the Indo-Pacific = De evolutionaire geschiedenis van parasitaire slakken en hun gastheer koralen in de Indo-Pacific. PhD Thesis. Universiteit Leiden: Leiden. ISBN 90-9021100-4. 249 pp., more

Also published as
  • Gittenberger, A. (2003). The wentletrap Epitonium hartogi spec. nov. (Gastropoda: Epitoniidae), associated with bubble coral species, Plerogyra spec. (Scleractinia: Euphyllidae), off Indonesia and Thailand. Zool. Verh. 345: 139-150, more

Available in  Author 

Keywords
    Coral; Eggs; Larval development; Parasites; Veligers; Epitoniidae Berry, 1910 (1812) [WoRMS]; Epitonium hartogi A. Gittenberger, 2003 [WoRMS]; Plerogyra Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 [WoRMS]; I, Indo-Pacific [Marine Regions]; Marine
Author keywords
    Indo-Pacific; parasites; coral reefs; coral/mollusc associations; egg-capsules; veligers; Epitoniidae; Epitonium; billeeanum; hartogi; larval development; radulae; jaws; Euphyllidae; Plerogyra

Author  Top 
  • Gittenberger, A., more

Abstract
    This is the first record of an association between a wentletrap species (Gastropoda: Epitoniidae) and coral species of the Euphyllidae (Scleractinia), i.e. Plerogyra simplex and P. diabolotus. While describing Epitonium hartogi spec. nov., special attention is given to the ontogenetic development within the eggcapsules, the structure and microsculpture of the opercula, the radulae, and the microsculpture on the radular jaws. These characters proved to be at least partly diagnostic in the epitoniid species Epitonium albidum, E. billeeanum, E. costulatum, E. hoeksemai, E. ingridae, E. lochi, E. millecostatum, E. pyramidalis, E. twilae, E. ulu and Nitidiscala tincta. Spiculae-like crystals covering the epitoniid egg-capsules are described; such crystals are also present within the tentacles of the Plerogyra host.

All data in IMIS is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy Top | Author