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Description and ecology of a spongicolous lysianassoid amphipod (Crustacea) from Antarctica
Lörz, A.-N.; De Broyer, C. (2004). Description and ecology of a spongicolous lysianassoid amphipod (Crustacea) from Antarctica. J. Nat. Hist. 38(7): 889-899. dx.doi.org/10.1080/0022293021000046513
In: Journal of Natural History. Taylor & Francis: London. ISSN 0022-2933, more
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Keywords
    Antarctic; New species; Symbiosis; Taxonomy; Amphipoda [WoRMS]; Demospongiae [WoRMS]; Lysianassoidea Dana, 1849 [WoRMS]; Pseudokoroga spongiophila Lörz & De Broyer, 2004 [WoRMS]; PSW, Antarctica [Marine Regions]; Marine
Author keywords
    Amphipoda; Lysianassoidea; Antarctic; taxonomy; symbiosis; Demospongiae;Pseudokoroga spongiophila n. sp.

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  • Lörz, A.-N.
  • De Broyer, C., more

Abstract
    In the canals of three species of Antarctic Demospongiae, a new species of Lysianassoidea (Crustacea: Amphipoda) was found. The new species Pseudokoroga spongiophila is described, its ecology is briefly summarized. While the superfamily is represented in the Southern Ocean by 146 species, belonging to 54 genera, Pseudokoroga spongiophila n. sp. is one of the rare species symbiontically living in sponges. Up to 24 individuals were collected in 1000 cm3 of tissue of the host Demospongiae Jophon spatulatus (Kirkpatrick, 1907).

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