Department of Biology

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Peter Funch

Tantulacus hoegi gen. et sp. nov. (Tantulocarida: Deoterthridae) from the meiobenthos of the Faroe Bank, North Atlantic

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  • Department of Biological Sciences, Genetics and Ecology
Three free-living tantuli of a new genus and species, Tantulacus hoegi, were discovered among the meiofauna from deep carbonate shell-sand on the Faroe Bank. The host is unknown. Tantulacus is referred to the Deoterthridae on account of its larval characters. It occupies an intermediate positon between Deoterthron-Aphotocentor and the other deoterthrid genera. It can be readily distinguished from other tantulocaridans by the presence of a distinct rigid spine on the endopod of the second to fifth thoracopods. Some aspects of the deoterthrid stylet are discussed. T. hoegi is the fourth tantulocaridan described from the temporary meiobenthos.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMarine Biology Research
Pages (from-to)287-297
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1992

    Research areas

  • Meiofauna, Crustacea, Faroe Islands, New species

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