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Description of two new species of Myersinella (Rotifera: Monogononta: Dicranophoridae) from the Mediterranean
De Smet, W.H.O. (2007). Description of two new species of Myersinella (Rotifera: Monogononta: Dicranophoridae) from the Mediterranean. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 87(5): 1105-1110. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315407057591
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Plymouth. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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Keywords
    New species; Dicranophoridae Harring, 1913 [WoRMS]; Myersinella longiforceps De Smet, 2007 [WoRMS]; Myersinella uncodonta De Smet, 2007 [WoRMS]; Rotifera [WoRMS]; MED, Italy, Tuscany, Elbe I. [Marine Regions]; Marine

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Abstract
    Two new species of rotifers belonging to the Dicranophoridae are described from marine psammon collected at a depth of 30-40 m in the Mediterranean near the island of Elba, Italy. Myersinella uncodonta sp. nov. is characterized by two colourless eyespots; single, incurved acute apical rami teeth; two needle-shaped, slightly incurved elongate unci; manubria with forked head and crutched cauda; outer margin of rami angular postero-laterally. Myersinella longiforceps sp. nov. is characterized by two large red eyespots; a pair of extremely elongated, gouge-shaped apical rami teeth; two short, needle-shaped unci; manubria with forked head and double-crutched cauda; outer margin of rami rounded laterally, tapering towards fulcrum. This is the first report of the genus Myersinella from marine environments.

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