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Two new species of Chaetognatha from the Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean
Nair, V.R.; Panampunnayil, S.U.; Pillai, H.U.K.; Gireesh, R. (2008). Two new species of Chaetognatha from the Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean. Mar. Biol. Res. 4(3): 208-214. dx.doi.org/10.1080/17451000701696260
In: Marine Biology Research. Taylor & Francis: Oslo; Basingstoke. ISSN 1745-1000, more
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  • Nair, V.R.
  • Panampunnayil, S.U.
  • Pillai, H.U.K.
  • Gireesh, R.

Abstract
    Two new chaetognath species, Krohnitta balagopali and Sagitta meenakshiae, are described from the Andaman Sea (Indian Ocean). Krohnitta balagopali is easily distinguishable from the other two known species of the genus by its unpigmented eye, fully rayed fins and smaller size. Sagitta meenakshiae has distinct characters, such as a small size, lower tail percentage, lower meristic counts and a difference in eye pigmentation as compared with three related species. The two new species appear to be endemic to this coral ecosystem.

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