|Myzostomida from Madagascar, with the description of two new species|Lanterbecq, D.; Eeckhaut, I. (2003). Myzostomida from Madagascar, with the description of two new species. Hydrobiologia 496(1-3): 115-123. dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1026180428299
In: Hydrobiologia. Springer: The Hague. ISSN 0018-8158, more
Myzostomida; Annelida; taxonomy; Madagascar; Indian ocean fauna
Four myzostomidan species were collected during a survey of echinoderms made on the Great Reef of Toliara, southwest Madagascar. The four species were associated with comatulid crinoids. Notopharyngoides aruensis infested the anterior part of the digestive lumen of Stephanometra indica. Comanthussp. aff.wahlbergiiwere infested by three myzostomidan species, two of them are new to science. Myzostoma polycyclus and Myzostoma pseudocuniculus n. sp. lived at the surface of crinoids. Myzostoma toliarense n. sp. live in soft cysts induced on crinoid arms. Cysts are always located close to the ambulacral grooves. They are each infested by one myzostomid.