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Foraminiferan (Protozoa) epizoites on deep-water arcturids (Crustacea, Isopoda)
Svavarsson, J.; Ólafsdóttir, S.H. (2000). Foraminiferan (Protozoa) epizoites on deep-water arcturids (Crustacea, Isopoda). Hydrobiologia 440(1-3): 239-247
In: Hydrobiologia. Springer: The Hague. ISSN 0018-8158, more
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  • Svavarsson, J.; Ólafsdóttir, S.H. (2000). Foraminiferan (Protozoa) epizoites on deep-water arcturids (Crustacea, Isopoda), in: Jones, M.B. et al. (Ed.) Island, Ocean and Deep-Sea Biology: Proceedings of the 34th European Marine Biology Symposium, held in Ponta Delgada (Azores), Portugal, 13-17 September 1999. Developments in Hydrobiology, 152: pp. 239-247, more

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    Epibionts; Foraminifera; Crustacea [WoRMS]; Isopoda [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Svavarsson, J.
  • Ólafsdóttir, S.H.

    Foraminiferan (Protozoa) epizoites were examined on two deep-water isopods, Neastacilla sp. and Pleuroprion hystrix (Valvifera, Arcturidae), from the north Atlantic Ocean and the Nordic Seas. Most foraminiferans belonged to genus Cibicides and occurred on 27% of Neastacilla and 23% of Pleuroprion hystrix. The pattern of foraminiferan epibiosis was similar in both species, with a concentration on the dorsal body and on the posterior pereopods. The arcturids showed an increase in number of foraminiferans with increased body size, suggesting that available time span for settling on the younger stages (mancas) was relatively short. There was a trend towards larger numbers of foraminiferans occurring on larger arcturid species, suggesting that available space is the factor that determines the total number of foraminiferans for epibenthic arcturid isopod species.

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