A new species and first record of Dracoderes (Kinorhyncha: Allomalorhagida: Dracoderidae) from American waters, with an identification key of the genus

Type Article
Date 2019-09
Language English
Author(s) Cepeda Diego1, Pardos Fernando1, Sánchez Nuria1, 2
Affiliation(s) 1 : Departamento de Biodiversidad, Ecología y Evolución, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, José Antonio Novais St. 12, 28040, Madrid, Spain
2 : Laboratoire Environnement Profond, Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), Centre Bretagne - ZI de la Pointe du Diable, CS 10070 - 29280, Plouzané, France
Source Zoologischer Anzeiger (0044-5231) (Elsevier BV), 2019-09 , Vol. 282 , P. 106-115
DOI 10.1016/j.jcz.2019.05.019
WOS© Times Cited 4
Keyword(s) Kinorhynchs, Taxonomy, Morphology, Caribbean Sea, Dominican, Republic, Haiti

A new species of Dracoderes, D. spyro sp. nov., is described from Hispaniola Island (Caribbean Sea), and represents the first record of this genus in American waters. The new species is distinguished from its congeners by the presence of lateroventral spines on segments 3–4 and 6–9, lateral accessory spines on segment 5, lateroventral tubes on segments 2, 5 and 10, and laterodorsal tubes on segment 8. Additionally, a dichotomous key to the species level for the genus Dracoderes is included.

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