A new species of Tanarctus (Heterotardigrada: Arthrotardigrada: Tanarctidae) from Oku-Matsushima, Japan

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Abstract

Tanarctus ittanmomen sp. nov. (Heterotardigrada: Arthrotardigrada: Tanarctidae) is described based on specimens collected at Ohama Beach, Miyato-jima, Oku-Matsushima, Japan. The new species is distinguished from its congeners by its characteristic leg IV appendages. Each appendage consists of one long main branch, usually more than double the body length, with varying numbers of flexible, mostly long secondary branches. All branches have blunt tips.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-213
Number of pages5
JournalSpecies Diversity
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Intertidal zone
  • Meiofauna
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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